The Lebanese army says it has killed 20 ISIL fighters while pushing the group out of an area on the Lebanese-Syrian border.

The army is targeting the group's positions in the country's northeast.

In a separate operation, Syrian government forces and allied fighters from Hezbollah captured strategic hilltop positions from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, known as ISIS).

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Al Qaa, on the Lebanese-Syrian border.

Middle East, Lebanon, War & Conflict