Hezbollah leader defends evacuation of ISIS fighters

By REUTERS
August 30, 2017 19:38
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BEIRUT - The leader of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, on Wednesday defended the Lebanese group's involvement in an evacuation deal for Islamic State fighters from the Syria-Lebanon border to an area of eastern Syria held by Islamic State.

In a statement responding to criticism of the move from Iraq, he said it was a Hezbollah deal agreed upon by the Syrian leadership, that the fighters were few in number, and were being moved from one front Hezbollah was fighting in to another.


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