Hezbollah confirms 6-month truce deal for three Syria towns

A picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency on March 31, 2015, shows Syrian pro-government fighters sitting on an armoured vehicle in the mountains surrounding the city of ZabadaniLebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, confirmed Friday a six-month truce had been agreed for the rebel-held town of Zabadani and two Shiite towns in the northwest. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah told the movement’s Al-Manar television the deal was reached under the auspices of the United Nations with mediation from Damascus ally Iran. It will entail the “evacuation of armed and wounded men from Zabadani (between Damascus and the Lebanese border) to Idlib province (in the north) in exchange for the evacuation of 10,000 civilians from the villages of Fuaa and Kafraya to zones controlled by the regime,” he said.

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