Eight ISF members and one Army soldier detained by al-Nusra front. (The Daily Star/YouTube grab)
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Video footage of seven Lebanese soldiers held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) was released over the weekend, as Army units in Arsal went on high alert after the murder of a militant-linked local.The Nusra Front is believed to be holding three soldiers and 15 policemen, out of the total 29 security personnel and troops held hostage by the militant groups.The militants have so far released eight security personnel, including five policemen and three soldiers. The Future Movement's Arsal and Hermel bureaus jointly condemned the "assault and arrest of people's freedom," referring to the captured soldiers, adding that "such a thing is rejected regardless of who is carrying out the act, whether it be an armed group, a political party or even individuals, families or tribes".They also called for the release of all kidnapped Lebanese and captured soldiers held by militant groups. It called on militant groups situated in the border town to withdraw immediately to Syria.
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