Lebanese soldiers advance towards Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley as part of reinforcements August 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah)
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The government received a list of demands Monday from militants who abducted members of the Army and Internal Security Forces (ISF) during five-day clashes in the border town of Arsal.The Syrian go-between in the contacts between the militants and the Muslim Scholars Committee, Ahmad al-Qusair, told The Daily Star last week that the release of innocent Islamist inmates in Roumieh figured prominently in the demands. He said that negotiations had come to an impasse because the government considered the militants' demands as coming at too high a cost. Amama said that the militants had demanded that security forces stop treating all Syrian refugees in Arsal as though they were militants.Continued treatment is one of the demands made by the militants in return for freeing the kidnapped.
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