Families of captive servicemen block the Damour highway, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (The Daily Star/ Mohammed Zaatari)
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The roads of the capital and those leading to it were turned into a giant parking lot Thursday after the families of Lebanese servicemen held hostage by Islamist militants since August blocked the Sidon-Beirut highway and Beirut's Saifi road simultaneously during the Cabinet session.The families also urged the state to prioritize the case of the captives.However, Lebanese officials say contact with ISIS over the case of the kidnapped servicemen is totally absent."We don't want your money ... I want my brother back," Marie Khoury, the sister of abducted soldier George Khoury, angrily told reporters near Saifi.She revealed that the families of the captive servicemen have been receiving money from the government in support.
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