File - Health Minister Wael Abu Faour speaks during a press conference in Beirut, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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The families of the Lebanese servicemen being held hostage by jihadis said Tuesday that they had not yet received any assurances from authorities in recent days that negotiations with the captors are moving forward.The soldiers and policemen were captured by Islamist militants from ISIS and the Nusra Front during the five-day clashes with the Lebanese Army in Arsal.Last week, the Lebanese Army said it arrested key ISIS militant Hasan Ghorli, nicknamed Abu Hareth al-Ansari who admitted that he would take the place of other guards protecting the kidnapped Lebanese servicemen and moving them from one place to another.
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