Ceasefires extended in besieged Syrian towns: Hezbollah's TV station

Reuters News
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Posted: Sep 22, 2015 7:31 AM

AMMAN (Reuters) - Warring parties have agreed to extend ceasefires in two Shi'ite Muslim towns in northwestern Syria and another settlement near the Lebanese border until a deal is reached, the al-Manar TV station controlled by Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Tuesday.

Pro-government militia supported by the Lebanese group Hezbollah have been defending the two towns - al-Foua and Kefraya - against insurgent attacks. The Syrian army and Hezbollah are trying to capture the other border town, Zabadani, from rebels.

Fighters on all sides have been trying to reach a deal to evacuate civilians and swap prisoners.

(Reporting by Suleiman Al-Khalidi)