Six Hizbullah Fighters Evacuated from Syrian Besieged Towns Return to Lebanonإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Six Hizbullah fighters have reportedly returned to Lebanon on Friday from the besieged Syrian towns of al-Fuaa and Kafraya as part of an evacuation deal between Damascus’s s ally Russia and Turkey, LBCI quoted a Hizbullah source on Friday.
The evacuation of nearly 7,000 people besieged for years in two pro-regime towns of Fuaa and Kafraya follows a series of similar deals to remove residents and fighters from contested zones.
Fuaa and Kafraya were the last areas under blockade in Syria and rare examples of pro-government towns surrounded by rebel forces.
Hizbullah media officer, Mohammed Afif, has reportedly said: “The fighters have returned to Lebanon from the Syrian towns of Fuaa and Kefraya. They have been besieged for three years,” said the source.
“Their liberation comes as part of an evacuation deal with al-Nusra Front and other factions,” he said.
Most previous "reconciliation" deals have involved towns under crippling siege by government forces, with rebel fighters and civilians evacuated to the northwestern province of Idlib, the last rebel stronghold.