Families of the Lebanese servicemen being held hostage by ISIS and Nusra, burn tires to block the road in front of the Grand Serail in Beirut, Monday, March 30, 2015. (The Daily Star/Khalil Hassan)
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ISIS threatened Sunday night to start torturing their nine Lebanese captives as revenge for videos leaked over the weekend showing Islamist inmates being severely beaten by guards in the notorious Roumieh Prison.ISIS pressured the families into pushing for Machnouk's resignation by giving them a 72-hour deadline before the torture would commence, Hussein Youssef, the father of ISIS captive Mohammad Youssef told The Daily Star.The ISIS threat was sent to the families of the hostages on Sunday night via WhatsApp.The message also said that ISIS was going to allow the families to visit the captives after they had not had contact with them for more than five months.
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