Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement has said that its fighters have found a mass grave containing the bodies of slain members of the Nusra Front.
Hezbollah announced Thursday that the mass grave was found on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal, located 124 kilometers northeast of the capital Beirut.
It noted that the extremists had been killed in clashes with Hezbollah members over the past few days, adding that their bodies were buried by their fellow comrades.
The news came after a ceasefire took effect on the Lebanese side of the border with Syria near Arsal.
According to al-Manar television network, the ceasefire took effect early on Thursday, halting fighting on all fronts in the Jurud Arsal area.
Under the ceasefire, the remaining Fateh al-Sham terrorists will withdraw to Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib.
The Jabhat Fatel al-Sham and ISIS terrorists killed a number of Lebanese forces in August 2014. The terrorist groups took 30 troops hostage, most of whom have been released.
Hezbollah and the Lebanese military have been defending the country since then, as Lebanon faces foreign-backed terrorist groups from neighboring Syria on the country’s northwestern frontier.
Hezbollah fighters have foiled several ISIS attacks inside Syria. They have also been supporting the Syrian government to counter militant groups.