The Syrian army is preparing to wage a battle against rebels in the town of Yabroud, east of Lebanon’s northern Beqaa border, Al-Akhbar newspaper reported Thursday.

“The Syrian army mobilized in Qalamoun, in preparation for a battle in Yabroud,” a military source told the pro-Hezbollah newspaper.

“The Reema Farms have witnessed violent clashes [between the army and the rebels], and the army have regained control of the hills around Al-Neaymat and Al-Abboudieh, along the Syrian-Lebanese border.” […]