MP Qassem Hashem eaves the Parliament in Beirut, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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Amal MP Qassem Hashem said that the government should use the detained wives of jihadi leaders to deter threats issued by ISIS and the Nusra Front, while also calling for cooperation with the Syrian Army to end the 4-month hostage crisis.The arrest seemed to be an attempt by the government to use the detainees as a bargaining chip in the ongoing negotiations with Nusra Front and ISIS over the release of 25 policemen and soldiers held by the groups since clashes near the border with Syria in August.
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