Abu Faour said Prime Minister Tammam Salam had exerted every effort toward the release of the hostages while he was in New York for the U.N. General Assembly. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The Progressive Socialist Party called Friday for the Lebanese government to swap prisoners in exchange for the at least 21 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held hostage by the Nusra Front and ISIS.The captors have released seven hostages so far and killed three soldiers.Abu Faour also urged the judiciary to speed up trials for Islamists held for alleged involvement in the 2007 battle between the Lebanese Army and Fatah al-Islam in the northern Palestinian refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared.Abu Faour said Prime Minister Tammam Salam had exerted every effort toward the release of the hostages while he was in New York for the U.N. General Assembly.
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