>> Islamic State fighters and their families have surrendered their enclave on the Lebanese-Syrian border, heading for eastern Syria on Tuesday under a cease-fire deal that ended a week long battle. This last convoy of more than 300 militants marks the end of the insurgent presence in the area and the first time in years that Lebanon has controlled its entire border with Syria.
The Lebanese army planting its flags near the border. They fought the Islamic State fighters on one front, Lebanon Shiite Hezbollah militants fought on another, alongside the Syrian army. Islamic State will also hand over one Hezbollah captive and the bodies of Hezbollah fighters and one Iranian killed in battles in Syria.
Inside Syria too, Islamic State is retreating on many fronts, facing offensives by the Russian-backed Syrian army and US-backed militias.