Hezbollah, Islamic State to exchange prisoners near Deir ez-Zor border

Hezbollah, Islamic State to exchange prisoners near Deir ez-Zor border

PanARMENIAN.Net - Representatives from the Islamic State and Hezbollah are set to meet in the Hamimah area near the Deir ez-Zor Governorate border this morning, as they both agreed to release prisoners as part of the Qalamoun ceasefire deal two weeks ago, Al-Masdar News reports.

According to a military source in Damascus, the exchange will consist of the Islamic State releasing one Hezbollah soldier held hostage by their forces and one corpse of a fallen fighter.

In exchange, the Islamic State is supposed to receive some prisoners that were captured recently by Hezbollah in the Qalamoun Mountains.

The transfer of prisoners marks the the last phase of the Qalamoun agreement between the Islamic State and Hezbollah forces in Syria.

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