Hezbollah deputy leader Sheikh Naim Qassem meets a delegation of the hostages' families at the office of Hezbollah's parliamentary bloc on the Beirut airport road, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban).
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Hezbollah will start taking action for the release of the Lebanese servicemen held by jihadis but will not disclose any details to the media, the party's deputy chief announced Tuesday.At least 25 soldiers and policemen are still held hostage by jihadis from ISIS and the Nusra Front in the outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal.After the meeting, the families headed to Bkirki, where they met with Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai. Rai called on government officials to take the matter with more "seriousness and responsibility," saying that no more procrastination can be tolerated.
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