Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi leaves the Grand Serail in Beirut, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Lebanese Army Commander Gen. Jean Kahwagi Tuesday once again reassured the relatives of missing soldiers that the military's main concern was to secure their safe return.Militants are still holding 19 soldiers and 14 members of the Internal Security Forces, but have released six security personnel as a sign of goodwill since the clashes ended.Beginning Aug. 2, the Army engaged in fierce clashes with militants from Syria for five days, resulting in the deaths of dozens of gunmen and at least 19 soldiers.
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