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Lebanese army announces cease-fire for negotiations with IS

Lebanese army announces cease-fire for negotiations with IS

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The Lebanese army has on Sunday a truce was proclaimed in the offensive against the Islamic State in the border region with Syria, in the hope to be able to negotiate over the fate of captured Lebanese soldiers.

The cease-fire is from 06.00 pm Dutch time of strength. Lebanon would like to negotiate about the soldiers that are in 2014 IS were taken captive when the city of Arsal short time in the hands of the terrorist group attacked.

The army of Lebanon began last week with an offensive against an Islamic State (IS) controlled enclave, located at the border with Syria.

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The action takes place in the northeast near the village of Ras Baalbek, where about five hundred IS fighters. The area is the last piece of terrain in the border area that is still in the hands of IS. The past week with helicopters, missiles and artillery attacks on positions of the IS in Race Raalbek.

Lebanese army launches offensive near Ras Baalbek

The Lebanese army is an offensive began against an Islamic State-controlled enclave near Ras Baalbek.
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There would be approximately five hundred fighters are present in the mountainous border region.
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The area is the last piece of terrain in the border area that is still in the hands of the terrorist group.
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There were helicopters, rockets and artillery attacks on positions of Islamic State.
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The shiite militia Hezbollah and the Syrian army perform there operations. The Lebanese army does not work with them together.
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