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Lebanon's Hezbollah says army to lead battle against IS

August 4, 2017 7:12 PM
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BEIRUT – The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah group has declared victory against Islamic insurgents in the border area between his country and Syria.

Hassan Nasrallah says Friday the next phase of the battle will take on the Islamic State group in the shared border area. Nasrallah's speech comes days after a joint Syrian-Hezbollah offensive culminated in a negotiated deal. The deal secured the release of Lebanese prisoners and the repatriation of...

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