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Lebanese authorities find remains believed to be soldiers kidnapped by IS


(MENAFN) A Lebanese security official proclaimed that authorities had located remains believed to belong to forces kidnapped by the IS group three years ago.

Moreover, the announcement came hours after the army declared a peace deal with IS along the border with Syria in exchange for information on the missing soldiers.

Additionally, the troops were amid 30 soldiers and police kidnapped by IS and Al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate when they attacked the Lebanese border town of Arsal in August 2014.

Meanwhile, four were killed by their captors and a fifth murdered of his wounds while 16 were released in a prisoner swap in Dec 2015.

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