The report comes days after roads leading to Roumieh Prison were blocked in light of information about a possible attack by Islamist groups to secure the release of supporters. (TDS/Hasan Shaaban)
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The Nusra Front may use force to free militants detained in Lebanon's prisons, a prominent Nusra commander told the Turkish Anadolu News Agency Monday.The Nusra Front is believed to be holding three soldiers and 15 policemen, out of the total 29 security personnel and troops held captive by militant groups after the eruption of clashes in the northeastern border town of Arsal.The Muslim Scholars Committee had been mediating between the militant groups and the Lebanese government in an effort to secure the release of detained security personnel before announcing the suspension of its role Friday.The Nusra Front still holds 15 ISF captives and three Army hostages.
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