After 51 days of hard combat, Hizballah still can’t take Zabadani

DEBKAfile’s military sources that, although Monday marks Day 51 of the battle for the strategic Syrian town of Zabadani, Hizballah is still frustrated in its bid to drive the rebels out of the small 9 sq. km enclave and take the town that commands the main Damascus-Beirut highway. Even heavy battering by artillery and different kinds of missiles has not broken the rebel forces holding the town, while Hizballah forces continue to take heavy losses – four dead Monday.

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