The militant group Hizbullah suffered severe losses in battles with the jihadists on the southern outskirts of Aleppo. According to the website «I Libnan» over the last five days in this area killed at least 31 Shiite militant from Lebanon.
Among the dead is field commander Ramsay Mughniyah became the third representative of the clan, was killed in Syria. In 2008, Damascus was eliminated the chief of staff of the group, Imad Mughniyah, and his son Jihad was killed on the Israeli border in 2015. In the death of both accused Israel.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a week of fighting South of Aleppo killed 186 people: 86 Syrian troops and their allies and 100 opposition fighters. Representatives of the Jabhat al-Nusra claim that only Hizbullah has lost more than 50 people.
«The rebels attack on the city of al-HADR, strategic reference point of the Iranians and the militias operating under their command. We have concentrated in this locality a considerable force,» says the group.
In the «Hezbollah» say that the reason for the losses was the termination of support operations of Russian military aircraft. It is assumed that the reason for this is the discontent of Russia desire Iran to turn Syria into a protectorate.