Ceasefire halts Syria-Lebanon border fight against Islamic State – Reuters

18:16, 27 August 2017
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A ceasefire took effect on Sunday in an Islamic State enclave straddling the Syria-Lebanon border, where the militants have been fighting the Lebanese army on one front and Hezbollah with Syrian troops on the other, according to Reuters.


The Lebanese army announced that a ceasefire in its own offensive took effect at 7:00 a.m (12 a.m. ET) but did not mention Syria's side of the frontier, as reported by Reuters.

Read alsoCourt arrests ISIL 'commander' in central Turkey – mediaHezbollah and the Syrian army declared a ceasefire in their attack against Islamic State in Syria's western Qalamoun region, Hezbollah's al-Manar TV said.

The Lebanese army said the ceasefire would pave the way for negotiations over the fate of the soldiers.

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