ISIL threatens to kill Lebanese hostages in two hours

Published November 17th, 2014 - 09:06 GMT

ISIL threatened Monday morning to execute the Lebanese servicemen it is holding captive along the northeastern border of Lebanon if the government doesn't revoke sentences handed down to Islamist Prisoners in Roumieh Prison, a brother of one of the captives said.

Ibrahim Mgheit, whose brother is being held captive along with 26 other Lebanese soldiers and policemen by the Nusra Front and ISIL in the outskirts of Arsal, told local TV that ISIL had called the families and issued a two-hour ultimatum for the government to act.

ISIL and Nusra Front are still holding 27 hostages that they took during clashes with the army in the border town of Arsal in August. They have executed three and released seven so far.

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