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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BEIRUT :The Committee of Muslim Scholars announced Friday that it is, in principle, suspending its role as a negotiator over captured security personnel, expressing hopes that other actors would step in to fill its place.The Committee of Muslim Scholars met with Prime Minister Tammam Salam Friday afternoon.The Committee of Muslim Scholars had previously cited rumors that Qatar or Turkey might be brought in as foreign intermediaries.The suspension of the Committee of Muslim Scholar's role also came after militants altered certain demands and amplified others, the CNA reported.
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