Lebanon receives body of soldier killed by Nusra Front

Reuters News
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Posted: Dec 01, 2015 2:25 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The body of a Lebanese soldier killed by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front was received by a Lebanese security agency and the Red Cross on Tuesday, the state news agency reported.

The Lebanese General Security has been negotiating with the Nusra Front with Qatari mediation to secure the release of 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held by the Nusra Front since it attacked the Lebanese border town of Arsal in August, 2014.

(Writing by Tom Perry)