Prime Minister Tammam Salam heads a Cabinet session at the Grand Serail in Beirut, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Salam: Don't classify Lebanese captives by religionViewing the captive Lebanese soldiers through the lens of their sectarian affiliations is a trap, Prime Minister Tammam Salam warned Monday, as the government works to free the remaining captives being held by extremist groups from Syria. Islamist militants are holding at least 24 soldiers and policemen captive after the Nusra Front released five hostages Sunday.Political sources, speaking to The Daily Star, described as "very significant" the meeting held in the presence of Magistrate Jean Fahed, the head of the Higher Judicial Council who oversees the trials of Islamist prisoners in Roumieh.
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