Syria army enters last rebel bastion by Lebanon border

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 31, 2015 shows pro-government fighters sitting on an armoured vehicle in the mountains surrounding the city of ZabadaniSyrian government forces backed by fighters from Lebanon’s Hezbollah entered the town of Zabadani on Sunday in a bid to take the last rebel-held bastion along the Lebanese border. Elsewhere, at least 30 people, including six civilians, were killed in some of the heaviest US-led air strikes yet on the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria. Syrian state television and Hezbollah’s Al-Manar station announced the advance into Zabadani on Sunday, a day after a major operation against it began.

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