A man watches Lebanese army soldiers ride on a military tank in Labwe, at the entrance of the border town of Arsal, in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon July 27, 2017. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Lebanon will turn the page on the armed presence of militants formerly affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the next few days, while the Lebanese Army prepares for a possible battle to evict another militant group, Daesh (ISIS), from the country.The Army has sent troops to areas bordering Daesh-controlled regions adjacent to the towns of Al-Qaa and Ras Baalbeck, from where it will be poised to assault Daesh's positions if an ongoing mediation effort to allow them to leave in return for clear information on kidnapped servicemen fails.According to a security source, the cease-fire agreement included return of five captured Hezbollah fighters to Lebanon, the dismantling of the Wadi Hmayyed Syrian refugee encampment and its handover to the Army, in addition to the transport of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham fighters and their families to the northern Syrian province of Idlib.The Army seized positions near the towns of Ras Baalbeck and Al-Qaa, where troops are expected to imminently launch attacks against Daesh, a security source told The Daily Star.
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