Hezbollah leader says he met Assad in Syria over IS evacuation

By REUTERS
August 31, 2017 19:21
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Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday he traveled to Damascus to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to request the evacuation of Islamic State fighters from their enclave on the Syria-Lebanon border.

The evacuation convoy left the border area late on Monday to take about 600 IS fighters and family members to the territory the group controls in eastern Syria, but it was blocked from entering IS areas on Wednesday by US-led air strikes.


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