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Hezbollah and Nusra to swap corpses in border ceasefire deal

A Hezbollah flag is seen at Juroud Arsal, Syria-Lebanon border. (Reuters)

Hezbollah and the Nusra Front will exchange the corpses of fighters on Sunday in the first stage of a ceasefire agreement in the Lebanon-Syria border area, the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar television station reported.

The ceasefire took effect on Thursday and after the exchange of bodies will involve the release of Hezbollah prisoners and the departure of Nusra fighters to northern Syria along with any civilians who wish to go with them.
 

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Last Update: Sunday, 30 July 2017 KSA 10:48 - GMT 07:48
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