Lebanon finds remains believed to be soldiers kidnapped by IS

Lebanon finds remains believed to be soldiers kidnapped by IS

Islamic State group militants have asked Hizballah and the Syrian army to let them withdraw from the enclave to Syria's Deir az-Zor province, the official had said.

The armed forces launched their campaign against IS militants entrenched in the mountainous Jurud Ras Baalbek and Jurud al-Qaa areas on Lebanon's eastern border on August 19.

Earlier this month, dozens of Nusra Front militants and thousands of Syrian refugees were transferred from Lebanon into rebel-held Syria in a deal negotiated between Hizbollah, the Syrian government and Nusra Front.

Mayadeen is an IS-held city near Syria's eastern border with Iraq. Immediately after the cease-fire was declared, the Lebanese army began talks with ISIS to uncover details regarding the missing soldiers.

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"The remaining ISIS terrorists are completely confused and seek an escape or any settlement to exit the area which they have occupied after being besieged", he said in a statement reported by the Syrian Arab News Agency.

Speaking from Beirut, Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom said that this ceasefire was a significant development in Lebanon, considering the fact that "the army seemed very confident just a couple of days ago that they were going to rid those areas of the last remnants of ISIL fighters".

Although Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah expects a "very big victory" against ISIS, he revealed that negotiations for a ceasefire have begun, reports Reuters.

Hizbollah has provided critical military support to Syrian President Bashar Assad during Syria's six-year-long war.

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But any coordination between the Lebanese army and either the Syrian army or Hizballah would be politically sensitive in Lebanon and could jeopardise the sizeable USA military aid the country receives.

The army operation came shortly after Hezbollah launched its own battle in Jurud Arsal.

ISIL also threatened to overrun Ras Baalbek and Qaa in 2014, and claimed responsibility for striking Qaa with a series of bombings previous year that killed five people. That deal required the Lebanese government to work with the Syrian government, with Mr Ibrahim, the head of Lebanese general security, helping to oversee it. "We hope they all return to Syria".

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