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8,000 to leave Syria-Lebanon border zone as ceasefire deal advances

06:39 EDT 30 Jul 2017 | Yahoo News

8,000 to leave Syria-Lebanon border zone as ceasefire deal advancesAbout 8,000 people have registered to leave the Lebanese border region near Arsal for a rebel-held area of Syria as part of a local ceasefire between Hezbollah and the Nusra Front, a security source in Lebanon said on Sunday. The local ceasefire came into effect on Thursday and will involve the departure of all Nusra militants from the area around Arsal along with any of the civilians living in the area's refugee camps who wish to leave with them. The first step in the ceasefire took place on Sunday as the two sides started to exchange the bodies of fighters killed in clashes between them.


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