Hezbollah fighters are seen in Jroud Arsal, Syria-Lebanon border, August 1, 2017. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Three Jabhat Fatah al-Sham prisoners held in Lebanon's Roumieh Prison were exchanged early Wednesday for three Hezbollah fighters captured in the recent battles near Arsal, Hezbollah's War Media Center reported.A little after midnight Wednesday morning, Hezbollah's War Media Center reported that the exchange had taken place and the Hezbollah fighters were handed over to Ibrahim and were taken to the nearby Labweh.A deal to allow around 9,000 Jabhat Fatah al-Sham -- formerly known as the Nusra Front -- fighters and their families to leave for Syria's Idlib was held up again Tuesday as the militant group demanded the release of a number of militants for the deal to go ahead. The deal stipulates that once the civilians and fighters reach Syria's Aleppo the five remaining Hezbollah fighters would be released.
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