Lebanon recovers remains of soldiers kidnapped by ISIS

The Lebanese army recovered the remains of six bodies believed to be members of a large group of soldiers and police kidnapped by ISIS and the Nusra Front three years ago, when they overran the Lebanese border town of Arsal. A ceasefire went into force Sunday on the two conjoined fronts against ISIS on both sides of the Syrian-Lebanese border in exchange for information about where the bodies were buried. The head of the General Security agency, Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim, said ISIS fighters who had surrendered led his agency and the Lebanese army to the remains. "We are expecting the number to go up to eight." Four hostages were killed by their captors and a fifth died of his wounds while 16 were released in a prisoner swap in December 2015

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