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Muslim scholars suspend mediation to free Arsal captured soldiers

BEIRUT: The Committee of Muslim Scholars Friday said they would suspend their mediation efforts to release captured soldiers in hopes that their move would "pave the way for other parties to help resolve the case."

"The Muslim scholars suspend mediation to free Arsal captured soldiers ... this decision also allows for other mediators [to intervene]," Sheikh Adnan Amama, a committee member, told reporters after a two-hour meeting with Prime Minister Tammam Salam.

The sheikh said the group's efforts succeeded in defusing tensions in Lebanon, noting that the case of the captured soldiers was very difficult and challenging.

 

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