Hezbollah Leader Says He Met Assad In Syria Over ISIS Evacuation


Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday he traveled to Damascus to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to request the evacuation of ISIS fighters from their enclave on the Syria-Lebanon border.


The evacuation deal, in which the militants also revealed the locations of the remains of Lebanese soldiers captured in 2014 in exchange for safe passage to an ISIS-held area in Syria near the Iraqi border, angered Iraq and the US-led coalition, which said ISIS militants should be killed on the battlefield.

US airstrikes on Wednesday blocked the convoy of evacuees, which includes some 300 fighters and as many civilians, without targeting the evacuees themselves. Read more here.







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