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Ceasefire Declared in Arsal, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to Leave to Idlib

According to a military news service run by Hezbollah, a ceasefire began at 6 a.m. Beirut time in the Arsal mountainous area.

The operation started last Friday resulted in Hezbollah and the Lebanese army taking control over nearly the whole area. Some two dozens of Helzollah fighters and 150 militants are said to have been killed during the clashes.

Some sources also claim that an agreement with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham has been brokered by the Lebanese internal security agency chief Abbas Ibrahim. Inn accordance with the deal, the militants must move to Idlib province and hand over their positions to the government troops.

Meanwhile, the Lebanese army aims to concentrate its efforts on ISIS positions in Ras Baalbak and Qaa Barrens in northeastern Lebanon.

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