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Cease-fire collapses in Zabadani

On 26 AUG 15 NEC-SE posted the article:  “AFTER 51 DAYS OF HARD COMBAT, HIZBALLAH STILL CAN’T TAKE ZABADANI”

https://nec-se.com/2015/08/26/after-51-days-of-hard-combat-hizballah-still-cant-take-zabadani/

The below article states: “Zabadani has been under fierce attack by the Syrian army and Hezbollah since last month, while Kefraya and Foua have been besieged by Syrian rebels.  The Syrian army and Hezbollah on one side and rebels on the other were negotiating for the withdrawal of opposition fighters from Zabadani to Idlib, which is mainly under opposition control.  In return, civilians wishing to leave Kefraya and Foua would be allowed to do so and food supplies would enter both villages.  The collapse of the cease-fire comes around two weeks after another the end of separate four-day truce forged between the warring sides.  Hezbollah and the Syrian army’s offensive in Zabadani is largely considered an attempt by the two allies to bolster their control of land routes between Lebanon and Syria and cut rebel supply lines.”

“Zabadani also bears strategic significance for Hezbollah since it once served as a logistical hub for supplying the party with Iranian weapons. It also served as a base for Hezbollah fighters and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.”

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2015/Aug-29/313210-cease-fire-in-zabadani-and-two-syrian-shiite-villages-breaks-down-after-renewed-shelling-activists.ashx#.VeJfbDTs9cs.facebook

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