Relatives of captured Lebanese soldiers protest as they demand the release of their loved ones in Mhammara, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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Families and friends of security personnel captured by ISIS and the Nusra Front blocked roads across the country Monday to pressure the government to negotiate for the hostages' release.Like many of the families of the captive servicemen, who have been held hostage for nearly a month, Moghit expressed frustration with the Lebanese government's response.Several other families closed roads Monday in response to the soldiers' appeal. While the release of five hostages over the weekend raised hopes that the remaining captives might soon be freed, the delivery of a body believed to be of soldier Ali al-Sayyed by ISIS to his family in Akkar Monday was a grim reminder of the alternative.
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