Four Hezbollah fighters and five Syrian Army soldiers were killed in fierce clashes with jihadis in the border region of Qalamoun Saturday, security sources told The Daily Star.

The sources said militants attacked Hezbollah positions in the Qalamoun village of Flita near the border with Lebanon sparking fierce clashes between them and Hezbollah and the Syrian military.

Though the party and the Syrian military succeeded in repelling the attack, four Hezbollah fighters and five Syrian soldiers were killed in the clashes, the sources said. According to the sources jihadis also sustained losses but the number of casualties was still unclear.

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