Relatives of the kidnapped soldiers set up tents as they block the road in Dahr al-Baidar, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Security forces reopened the main highway linking Lebanon and Syria after it was briefly blocked by the relatives of the captive Lebanese soldiers and police in an attempt to pressure the government into negotiating to secure the release of their loved ones.Security sources told The Daily Star that an altercation erupted between the protesters and police as the latter tried to remove cars and other obstacles that were blocking the main highway toward the Masnaa crossing on the Lebanese-Syrian border. At least four protesters were apprehended after clashing with police, the sources said.
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