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Lebanon's negotiated IS evacuation angers many

Lebanon's negotiated IS evacuation angers many”

In response to an inquiry from The Jerusalem Post, the US-led coalition condemned the "agreement between Lebanese Hezbollah and ISIS" that has allowed hundreds of ISIS fighters and families to be bused through Syrian regime controlled regions to an area near Iraq.

"To prevent the convoy from moving further east, we cratered the road and destroyed a small bridge", Dillon said, without providing further details on their location.

The spokesman for the USA -led coalition backing the SDF said earlier this month that there are 24,000 Arabs and 31,000 Kurds in the alliance.

"Russian and pro-regime counter-ISIS words ring hollow when they allow known terrorists to transit territory under their control", wrote the press desk of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, in an email.

A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families begin to depart from the Lebanon-Syria border zone in Qalamoun, Syria, August 28. "In accordance with the law of armed conflict, the Coalition will take action against ISIS whenever and wherever we are able to".

Officials said there could be a silver lining for the coalition: While the IS militants had been holed up in a mountainous region of the Lebanon-Syria border where they were hard to target, the evacuation deal means they will relocate to desert areas where coalition forces can strike them more easily.

The top US envoy for the global coalition against IS, Brett McGurk, tweeted on Wednesday that IS "terrorists should be killed on the battlefield, not bused across #Syria to the Iraqi border without #Iraq's consent".

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"Our coalition will help ensure that these terrorists can never enter Iraq or escape from what remains of their dwindling 'caliphate, '" McGurk added.

Lebanese officials praised the deal because it rid the country's borders of Islamic State fighters and assuaged public concern over the fate of the nine missing servicemen, but others in the region were critical.

General Joseph Aoun, the commander of the Lebanese army, gave a speech following the president's and said the decision to negotiate with ISIL was made to preserve the lives of Lebanese civilians and soldiers.

"Iraq should not pay the price for agreements that affect its security and sovereignty", Iraqi Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri said Wednesday, adding that the deal was "a return to square one". "We are expecting the number to go up to eight", Ibrahim said, adding, "We believe that these remains belong to the soldiers".

"I had one of two choices".

"During our incursions, we try to open safe passages for them so they would not be a target of our attacks, but there are also many mines that led to the deaths of civilians", she said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, based in London, reported on Wednesday that 64 combatants had been killed in the past 24 hours, and 150 in the past six days. Hezbollah has thousands of fighters shoring up the forces of President Bashar Assad.



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