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The Galilee Forces operate battalions and companies, and are equipped with mostly light arms and a number of armored vehicles provided by the Syrian army. During the war they were operated in the Qalamoun Mountains along the Syrian-Lebanese border, where Hezbollah played a central role.
A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families begins to depart from the Lebanon-Syria border zone in Qalamoun August 28, 2017. A lawyer involved in a deal that saw some IS jihadists given safe passage out of Raqqa was found dead today. — Reuters pic BEIRUT, March 15 — A prominent lawyer ...

Former militants and regular troops can be seen at the checkpoints outside Beit Jinn, a town next to Mount Hermon in the Qalamoun region, which was fairly recently a place of fierce skirmishes. A Sputnik correspondent spent a day with the "pacified" fighters of the "Hermon Regiment" and found out what ...
The first Hizbullah attack in Syria that used drones was in 2014, in the western Qalamoun region. "Ababeel Suicide Drones – drones that can carry explosives with effective weight, and that collide with a target and explode. Hizbullah has about six drones of this type; they can carry 21 kilos of explosives.
Israel shot down an Iranian drone that flew into its airspace and bombed the site in Syria from which the drone had allegedly been launched; during the latter mission, Syrian antiaircraft fire downed an Israeli F-16, the first Israeli fighter to be shot down by enemy fire in decades. Israel responded with ...

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:57 A.M.) – At some point on late Monday night, Russian combat aircraft bombed encircled rebel forces in the east Qalamoun mountains who were preparing for a major assault against the Syrian Army. According to sources at Muraselon News, Russian airpower struck militant ...
Haswani finances Dir' al-Qalamoun (Qalamoun Shield Forces), which is a part of the Syrian Army's 3rd Armoured Division. Turkey and Western powers are accusing Haswani of having sold oil extracted by so-called Islamic State from seized Syrian fields. He is also linked to Russian business circles and ...

Syrian forces stand on a tank next to vehicles waiting to transport ISIL fighters away from Syria's Qalamoun region on August 28, 2017 as part of a deal ... The pretext for their initial deployment of Iranian backed militias was the defence of important Shia sites across Syria, such as the Sayyida Zainab shrine ...
The anti-ISIS offensive in the country's northwest is being spearheaded by some of the best units (including paramilitary outfits) available to the Syrian Army's order of battle including the Tiger Forces Division, Republican Guard, Qalamoun Shield Forces and Military Intelligence Shield Force. All of the ...
... and has been targeted by shelling from al-Nusra Front and ISIS militants who had been based in Syria's Qalamoun region overlooking Lebanon. Hezbollah, followed by the Lebanese army, launched military operations against them, leading to their ouster from areas lying on the Lebanese-Syrian border.
Rebels in Qalamoun Mountains have claimed to have shot a Syrian Su-24 fighter jet, Free Syrian Army reported. The moment of Su-24 falling was filmed and posted on Twitter. According to Al-Masdar News, the aircraft fell into territory controlled by Syrian government forces, while the pilot has shot himself ...
According to Al-Masdar News, the aircraft fell into territory controlled by Syrian government forces, while the pilot has shot himself clear. His fate is still unknown. The jihadists have already announced the resumption of the offensive on the positions of the Syrian military in the area, Al-Masdar News noted.


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