Families of the hostages of the Lebanese armed Forces and Internal Security Forces blocked roads across Lebanon in a bid to press the government to expedite the release of their relatives held by jidadists from Syria.
According to security sources the angry protesters erected sand mounds and parked cars in the middle of main roads in Abdeh, Wadi Jamous and Mohammara in the northern Akkar region, as well as in Minnieh near Tripoli.
Similar protests were staged in Bar Elias in the Bekaa area, as relatives of the hostages cut off the main road leading to the city of Zahle.
The old airport road at Ouzai in Beirut was also blocked by the families of the abducted soldiers.
The road in Chouifat , a south east suburb of the capital Beirut witnessed tire burning by the protesters
Five captives were released on Sunday by Nusra Front and the body of one soldier beheaded by ISIS was handed over to the army today. The militants have submitted a list of demands to the government, including the release of Nusra commander Imad Jomaa and other Islamist prisoners / Jomaa’s arrest triggered the clashes in Arsal last month