Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi speaks during an interview with The Daily Star in Beirut, Thursday, May 8, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi issued a statement Wednesday, condemning fabrications published on social media claiming Lebanese soldiers were abused and tortured at the hands of Syrian militants in Raqqa.Shortly after the release fo the photos allegations abounded claiming that the 13 bodies belonged to soldiers kidnapped by militants in Arsal.Ceasefire efforts by the Committee of Muslim Scholars have resulted in the release of three of the 16 policemen and three soldiers abducted by the militants, while 19 soldiers from the Army are still missing.
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