Mon Aug 14, 2017 02:28PM
This picture taken on July 31, 2017, shows a convoy carrying Syrian militants and their families entering the Lebanese Wadi al-Hamid area, in the Jurud Arsal border region, to be transported to Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, as part of a ceasefire deal. (Photo by AFP)
This picture taken on July 31, 2017, shows a convoy carrying Syrian militants and their families entering the Lebanese Wadi al-Hamid area, in the Jurud Arsal border region, to be transported to Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, as part of a ceasefire deal. (Photo by AFP)
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An academic says the evacuation of militants from the Lebanese town of Arsal is “a very important achievement,” adding that it enables the Hezbollah resistance movement to fight in other fronts against the Daesh Takfiri terrorists.  

“I believe that this is an important achievement especially that it clears the region from not only hundreds of insurgents but also from families of these insurgents. It moves them to Idlib region and it leaves ISIS (Daesh) fighters isolated in the mountains … especially at the time when the Lebanese army is preparing to launch an attack against the ISIS fighters in coordination with the Lebanese resistance and the Syrian army,“ Jamal Wakim, a professor at Lebanese International University, told Press TV in an interview on Monday.

The departure comes as part of an agreement that followed a July offensive by the Lebanese resistance movement and the Syrian army to drive out militants from their last stronghold in the border area between Lebanon and Syria.

Earlier this month, the Lebanese resistance movement said its fighters had regained control over all areas in Arsal, which lies about 124 kilometers northeast of Beirut.

Al-Nusra Front terrorists, now known as Fateh al-Sham, withdrew following a series of consecutive defeats that forced them to agree to a ceasefire.

Under the truce deal, the Syrian government will shuttle the militants and their families to Idlib Province and some other areas.