The Committee of Muslims Scholars has been negotiating with militants who took dozens of soldiers and policemen hostage in the Arsal clashes. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The Committee of Muslim Scholars hinted Thursday that it might suspend its mediation in the ongoing negotiations to free missing military and security personnel believed held by jihadists, pending the government's response to the captors' demands.Committee member Adnan Amama said the scholars were waiting for Lebanon's official answer to the demands put forward by the militants from Syria's Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front and Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) to free the captives seized during clashes in the border town of Arsal in early August.Nineteen Lebanese Army soldiers and 14 members of the Internal Security Forces went missing after the Arsal clashes earlier this month and are believed to be held by the Nusra Front and ISIS.
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