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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In a defiant response to the ISIS execution of two Lebanese soldiers, Prime Minister Tammam Salam said Sunday Lebanon was not in a weak position and has "several options" to secure the release of its troops and policemen held hostage by ISIS and Nusra Front militants.Salam's speech came a day after ISIS militants slaughtered Abbas Medlej, one of the captured Lebanese soldiers.Salam said the battle against terrorism was long, but assured the Lebanese that terrorist groups would be defeated.
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