The Lebanese army announced the termination of the fighting against ISIS

The shelling is positions

The Lebanese army announced the cessation of hostilities against the group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) on the border with Syria. On Sunday, August 27, according to Reuters.

The reason for the armistice was the intention of Beirut to spend with militants negotiating the release of nine servicemen who were captured by terrorists in the border city Arsaliyev in 2014.

At the same time on the cessation of hostilities against militants of the IG on the other hand the Syrian-Lebanese border have declared the Syrian government army and the troops of the movement “Hezbollah”. The ceasefire began to operate 7:00 GMT on 27 August.

The Lebanese armed forces launched an offensive on positions of terrorists near the village of RAS Baalbek, inhabited by Christians, August 19. The reason for the surgery become constant shelling by militants of Lebanese territory.