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About 20 Islamist detainees were moved Friday from Roumieh Prison to a General Security facility, a government official told The Daily Star, feeding speculation that a prisoner exchange with extremists holding 25 Lebanese servicemen on the northeast border was imminent.ISIS and the Nusra Front have been holding 25 Lebanese soldiers and policemen hostage since August 2014 when they were abducted during a bloody five-day battle with the army.Future TV reported that 15 Roumieh prisoners, including five women, would be swapped for the 16 servicemen being held by the Nusra Front later in the day.NBN TV also cited a source saying the prisoners would be traded with Nusra Friday night.
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