Lebanese soldiers on top of armored vehicles during the offensive near Ras Baalbeck, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017. (The Daily Star/Video Grab)
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Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Thursday that Daesh (ISIS) had initiated negotiations with his party, but said a decisive military victory was still the most likely outcome of the battle on the Lebanon-Syria border.The Lebanese Army continued its offensive against Daesh on the Lebanese side of the border as it put into motion the fourth and final phase of its offensive dubbed "Fajr al-Joroud," pounding Daesh's remaining posts and destroying two vehicles transporting explosives and munitions in Wadi Martbaya.A security source told The Daily Star that Daesh had reached out to the Army to negotiate a cease-fire, adding that the Army refused the request. Nasrallah confirmed his group was negotiating with Daesh without any coordination with the Lebanese government, adding that Daesh's senior leadership seemed to have abandoned the faction's forces on both sides of the border. Nasrallah said that Hezbollah liberated 20 square km on the Lebanese side of the border once the offensive started.
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