ISIL fighters moved from northeast Lebanon to Syria as part of deal with Hezbollah and Syrian government forces.
This follows a ceasefire deal agreed on Sunday between the Lebanese army on one side and the Syrian government and Hezbollah forces on the other.
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And as part of that deal, ISIL fighters revealed the whereabouts of the soldiers’ remains.
The ceasefire allows ISIL fighters safe passage to Deir Az Zor in Syria – one of the few remaining pockets they still control.
This apparent coordination of the ceasefire indicates a closer relationship between Hezbollah, the Lebanese military and Syrian government forces.
Hezbollah has long been fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and many say this latest agreement has given it more political power.
So, what will this mean for Hezbollah’s future and the power dynamics in the region?
Presenter: Richelle Carey
Kamel Wazne – Economist and founder of the Center of American Strategic Studies
Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi – Fellow at the Middle East Forum specialising in ISIL
Sami Nader – Director of the Levant Institute for Strategic Affairs