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An-Nahar obtained information that the militants increased their demands and refused to budge on the release of 10 detainees in Roumieh prison in exchange for one soldier.An-Nahar also asked Prime Minister Tammam Salam about the Muslim scholars' decision to suspend their mediation efforts. As-Safir published the names of the captured soldiers after obtaining them from Lebanese military sources: the names included 20 soldiers and 15 members of the Internal Security Forces who were captured by militants.Arab diplomatic sources in Ankara told As-Safir that the head of the Turkish intelligence and the head of the Qatari intelligence, as well as head of General Security Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, have begun working on the case of the captured soldiers. The sources also said that a Lebanese, Turkish and Qatari committee was formed and comprised of officers from these countries.
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