Soldiers carry the coffins of their comrades killed by militants on the Lebanese border. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Jabhat Fatah al-Sham killed two Lebanese servicemen it had help captive because they were Shiites, controversial Sheikh Mustafa al-Hujeiri told the military court this week.Hujeiri was giving testimony about Lebanese Army soldiers and policemen taken hostage by Daesh (ISIS) and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – previously known as the Nusra Front – when they briefly overran the northeastern town of Arsal in August 2014 .Jabhat Fatah al-Sham killed soldier Pvt.Hujeiri, also known as Abu Taqiya, reportedly played a role as a mediator between the Lebanese government and Jabhat Fatah al-Sham to arrange the release of the 16 servicemen in 2015 . Hujeiri added that he had visited the outskirts on several occasions and during one visit he was informed by Abu Malek al-Talli that he had settled on a list of servicemen wanted to kill.
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