Lebanon finds suspected remains of ISIL-held soldiers

28 August, 2017, 01:41 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Secretary General of Lebanese Hezbollah Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah movement delivers speech on the latest joint military campaign by Syrian army soldiers and Hezbollah fighters against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists

The Lebanese military announced on Sunday a ceasefire in its battle against ISIL along the north-east border with Syria to allow for negotiations on nine soldiers held hostage by the extremists.

The attack began last week, coinciding with an offensive that Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched against ISIL on the other side of the frontier in Syria's western Qalamoun region.

The Lebanese army announced that a cease-fire in its own offensive took effect at 7 a.m. but did not mention a cease-fire on Syria's side of the border. "We are expecting the number to go up to eight", Ibrahim said, adding, "We believe that these remains belong to the soldiers".

Lebanon's army insisted it was not coordinating its assault with Hezbollah.

According to a Hezbollah source, the terror organization's forces entered the area where the soldiers had disappeared in order to locate their burial place.

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Northeast Lebanon saw one of the worst spillovers of Syria's war into Lebanon in 2014, when Daesh briefly overran the border town of Arsal.

The head of the General Security agency, Major General Abbas Ibrahim, said ISIL fighters who had surrendered led his agency and the Lebanese army to the remains.

In a speech Thursday, the Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said that Islamic State had been defeated.

As for Nasrallah's addition of the Syrian army into the so-called "army-people-resistance equation", Geagea noted that Nasrallah's "real equation" also involves Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces and Iran's Revolutionary Guard.

The pro-Damascus official and a source familiar with the talks said there has been communication between Hezbollah and the Lebanese army over the ceasefires and the negotiations with Islamic State.

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Last week, Lebanon and Hezbollah each announced they had made significant gains against ISIL fighters, driving them back into a smaller part of the arid hills on the border.

"We would not have been able to reach this point without the Lebanese army", he stated. They have lost most of that territory since the joint offensive began at the start of August.

Hezbollah has been fighting alongside troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011.

Washington classifies Hezbollah as a terrorist group.

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