Over 3,300 Gunmen, Family Members to Leave Heights at Lebanon-Syria Border

TEHRAN (FNA)- 350 gunmen of Saraya Ahle Sham terrorist group and 3,000 of their family members are to leave Arsal heights in Eastern Lebanon for militant-held regions in Syria in line with an evacuation agreement between militants and the Lebanese Hezbollah, an Araba media outlet reported on Monday.

The Arabic-language Elam al-Harbi reported that 350 militants of Saraya Ahle Sham and 3,000 of their family members are to leave Arsal heights in the current week for al-Rahibeh region in Damascus province.

Elam al-Harbi further added that 800 Syrian families are to leave refugee camps in Arsal heights for the villages and town in Western Qalamoun in Syria.

The Lebanese Army troops on Sunday stormed ISIL’s defense lines in mountainous regions at border with Syria and drove them back from several hills and heights.

The army units, backed up by artillery and missile units’ heavy fire, engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL in Lebanon’s border heights with Syria and managed to impose control over the strategic hills of Abu Ali and al-Zalil al-Aqra’a in Ra’as Ba’albak heights.

The army also captured al-Najasah hill and al-Zanar hills near Wadi Shabib region between Arasl and Ra’as Ba’albak heights.

The ISIL has reportedly suffered heavy casualties in the operation.

Source: News Now/Fars News Agency

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.