File-MP Walid Jumblatt meets former Prime Minister Saad Hariri. (The Daily Star)
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Officials from across Lebanon's political spectrum extended their congratulations for Tuesday's release of 16 Lebanese servicemen held by the Nusra Front, stressing the need to exert more efforts to release nine others held by ISIS.RifiThe joy that Lebanon is currently experiencing will be complete once the remaining nine servicemen held hostage by ISIS are released, Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi said.JumblattProgressive Socialist Party leader Walid Jumblatt saluted Ibrahim for his "exceptional efforts" to ensure the release of the hostages. In a statement, Jumblatt hoped that work would continue for the release of the remaining ISIS hostages. FrangiehMarada Movement leader Sleiman Frangieh echoed other politicians by congratulating the Lebanese servicemen on their freedom. HezbollahThis black case will be totally forgotten with the release of the servicemen who remain in captivity, Hezbollah said.
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