TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A ceasefire took effect on Thursday in a mountainous area of the Lebanese-Syrian border near the Lebanese town of Arsal, where Hezbollah resistance movement has been fighting Takfiri militants since last week, a report said.
The report carried by Lebanon's al-Manar TV said the ceasefire in the Juroud Arsal area, which was also reported by the Lebanese National News Agency, took effect at 6 a.m. (0300 GMT) and halted fighting on all fronts, according to Reuters.
Hezbollah launched a major push last Friday to clear both sides of Lebanon's border with Syria of armed terrorists.
In August 2014, the Jabhat Fateh al-Sham and Daesh Takfiri terrorist groups overran Arsal, killing a number of Lebanese forces. They took 30 soldiers hostage, most of whom have been released.
Since then, Hezbollah and the Lebanese military have been defending Lebanon on the country’s northeastern frontier against foreign-backed terrorist groups from neighboring Syria.
Hezbollah fighters have fended off several Daesh attacks inside Lebanon. They have also been providing assistance to Syrian army forces to counter the ongoing foreign-sponsored militancy.