Lebanese hostages appear in video released by Nusra Front, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
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The release of 16 Lebanese servicemen in a swap deal Tuesday ends 16 months of captivity for the policemen and Army soldiers held by the Nusra Front.At this point, at least 17 soldiers, 12 civilians and 50 militants have been killed.Dec. 5, 2014Following months of threats and postponements, the Nusra Front announces that it has killed Ali Bazzal, a Lebanese policeman who was among the servicemen taken captive during the Arsal clashes. He is the second captive to be murdered by the Nusra Front.June 3, 2015The Nusra Front takes to Twitter to refute Maj.Nov. 17, 2015Families of hostages say that the Nusra Front is demanding control over two Syrian villages near Lebanon's border in return for releasing the 16 servicemen.
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