August 19, 2017 / 6:39 AM / in 10 months

Lebanese army: no coordination with Hezbollah, Syria in IS attack

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army said it was not coordinating with Hezbollah or the Syrian army in an operation it launched on Saturday against Islamic State militants at the northeastern frontier with Syria.

In a televised news conference, an army spokesman said the operation would continue until the army recovered control of Lebanese territory up to the border with Syria.

The Lebanese Shi’ite group Hezbollah declared its own assault against Islamic State militants from the Syrian side of the border on Saturday, in collaboration with the Syrian army.

Writing by Tom Perry; Editing by Richard Pullin

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