Lebanese Army convoy head toward Arsal, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A temporary cease-fire approved by the Lebanese Army allowing two Sunni sheikhs to negotiate with gunmen in Arsal to end the ongoing clashes has yet to take effect, a security source told The Daily Star.The truce which was scheduled to commence at 6 p.m. will allow the preachers from the Committee of Muslims Scholars to enter the northeastern town and begin negotiations with militants aimed at releasing kidnapped Lebanese soldiers as a first step towards ending the violence, a military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Daily Star.
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