Lebanon finds suspected remains of ISIL-held soldiers

Lebanon finds suspected remains of ISIL-held soldiers

Lebanon finds suspected remains of ISIL-held soldiers

However, reports from the field indicate that Hezbollah has been directing the operation from the Lebanese side and has not been acting under the direction of the Lebanese army.

Syrian state media, citing a military source, said a deal had been reached to move Islamic State militants to eastern Syria. He was responsible for the group's security and logistics, as well as was ordered by a group of Daesh chiefs to prepare an assassination of a high-ranking officer of the Lebanese army, according to the statement.

In a speech last week, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the Iran-backed group had begun talks with Islamic State on a truce.

Hezbollah has played a major role in fighting Sunni militants along the border during Syria's six-year war and has sent thousands of fighters to support Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The army was believed to be seeking information about those troops.

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He said that if the Lebanese state wanted to negotiate for Daesh to evacuate its territory, the Syrian regime would be ready to accept any formal request from Beirut.

SANA's reporter in Deir Ezzor said that the army land units engaged in clashes with different types of heavy and light weapons with ISIL-affiliated terrorist groups in the neighborhoods of al-Howeiqa and al-Rashdiyeh and in the surroundings of the Airport.

After months of fraught negotiations, Al-Nusra handed over 16 of the soldiers and police in December 2015 in exchange for the release of prisoners from Lebanese jails and delivery of aid.

"It has not been confirmed yet that these remains belong to the military soldiers, although we are nearly certain they are", Ibrahim said, according to the official National News Agency. By late afternoon, however, there was still no word.

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Northeast Lebanon saw one of the worst spillovers of Syria's war into Lebanon in 2014, when ISIL, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, and other armed groups briefly overran the border town of Arsal.

Nine days back, the Lebanese army had launched an offensive to dislodge Daesh terrorists from a mountainous area near the Syria border. The army said on Sunday that ground under ISIL control had shrunk from more than 100 square kilometres to about 20 kilometres since fighting began.

IS has claimed several attacks in Lebanon in recent years, including twin bombings in a densely populated Beirut suburb that killed 44 people.

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