File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour. (Hasan Shaaban/The Daily Star)
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Negotiations between the Lebanese government and ISIS militants over the release of captive Lebanese servicemen have resumed after a prolonged stalemate, the families of the hostages said after meeting with Progressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt and Health Minister Wael Abu Faour over the weekend.Negotiations between the Lebanese government and ISIS, who are holding at least nine Lebanese servicemen hostage, have been suspended since February, when the leader of an ISIS brigade in Qalamoun was shot dead by a senior official of his own group.The Nusra Front and ISIS have been holding 25 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage on the outskirts of the town of Arsal since last August.
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