Buses set to transfer some 10,000 people from Lebanon to opposition-controlled Syria were sighted near the Syrian border village of Flitah, early on Wednesday, after Hezbollah, Lebanese authorities, and the Syrian militant group Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) brokered a mass refugee and prisoner swap.

As part of the deal, three Hezbollah fighters were reportedly released by the Salafist fighters in exchange for HTS-aligned militants captured by Lebanon, according to head of the country’s General Security Major General Abbas Ibrahim.

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