Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim says the captive soldiers and policemen's case is more sensitive than previous hostage crises. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Negotiations with Nusra Front have now taken a serious turn after the group handed over the list of demands but dealing with ISIS is a much difficult task and has not yet kicked off, Maj.Serious negotiations are about to start, especially after the kidnappers sent the list of demands," Ibrahim, tasked by the Lebanese government to follow up on the hostage case, told Al-Akhbar.He said negotiations became serious when Nusra Front sent the list of demands to the Lebanese government through the mediator, saying: He said Nusra Front's response to his letter was: "We will not execute anyone".Ibrahim said indirect negotiations were the best way to deal with such cases, saying his previous cases, the Syrian nuns and a group of Lebanese pilgrims who were kidnapped by Syrian opposition groups, involved Qatar and Turkey.
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