Lebanese soldiers advance towards Arsal, in the eastern Bekaa Valley as part of reinforcements August 5, 2014. (REUTERS/Hassan Abdallah)
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The situation in Arsal is a ticking time bomb and Lebanon's political forces must reach a consensus to defuse it, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk warned Friday, as calm returned to the border town after clashes the previous day.Earlier Friday, the families of 29 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held hostage by Islamist militants staged a sit-in outside the Halba Serail in north Lebanon, calling for intensified action to bring their loved ones home.The Lebanese Army said Thursday night that it could neither confirm nor deny a claim by a member of ISIS that the militant group had beheaded Sayyed, one of 29 soldiers and policemen the group captured earlier this month following clashes with the Lebanese Army in Arsal.
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