Lebanon: Hezbollah says it is close to driving out Jabhat Fatah al-Sham from Arsal

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The Lebanese group Hezbollah says it is close to driving out Jabhat Fatah al-Sham fighters from the Syria-Lebanon frontier.

Jabhat Fatah al-Sham is the former Syrian branch of al-Qaeda that was previously known as al-Nusra Front.

Since Friday, the group and the Syrian army have been fighting against the group in the Juroud Arsal mountainous border area.

If successful, the offensive would cement Hezbollah's control over the final section of Syrian border that is still vulnerable to infiltration from rival armed groups.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports Beirut.

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