Hezbollah and Syrian rebels agreed to a 48-hour cease-fire in the border town of Zabadani and two other towns in the northwestern province of Idlib, Lebanese security sources said.

The sources told The Daily Star the truce in Zabadani, Kafriya and Foua went into effect at 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Hezbollah and the Syrian army made major advances against the Nusra-aligned militants after six weeks of fighting. (AFP/File)

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