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Possible Breakthrough n Abducted File
The case of the abducted soldiers is back on the surface with news emerging on the possibility that they will be released from the hands of the extremist Nusra front in ten days, at the time chance plays for the benefit of Lebanon's security, as the Lebanese security forces arrested an important terrorist affiliated to the so-called ISIL. Moving to the bigger picture outside the Lebanese arena, Syria and Yemen are still the focus of media outlets.
An initiative has been made to find a peaceful solution in Yemen, but Saudi Arabia seems to remain tenacious on its decision to continue in its failing war. Again to Lebanon, the two major political players in the country refuse to allow any regional matters to affect Lebanon's domestic affairs, with Hizbullah and the Future party assuring the dialogue will continue under any circumstances.
10 Days to Freedom of Officers in al-Nusra Hands --- AL-MUSTAQBAL
Lebanese Servicemen taken hostage by the al-Qaida-affiliate al-Nusra Front are expected to be released within 10 days after negotiations with the group reached a breakthrough, al-Mustaqbal newspaper reported on Tuesday.
"Negotiations passed a long way and reached an advanced level," a concerned source told the daily.
The source revealed that al-Nusra extremist group reached a settlement with the Qatari-appointed mediator in coordination with General Security chief Major General Abbas Ibrahim and the crisis cell to release the abductees within a 10-day ultimatum.
"The group will release the hostages in one batch," the source noted, adding that the Lebanese state will in return free several inmates at Roumieh prison, without revealing the number of the detainees.
On Monday, the families of the captive troops and policemen announced in a statement that they suspended a protest scheduled for Tuesday, "pending Ibrahim's return from Turkey and his meeting with the families."
In August, extremists from ISIL and al-Nusra Front overran the northeastern border town of Arsal where they engaged in brief clashes with the army.
Lucky Catch for the Lebanese Army --- AS-SAFIR
Lebanon's Internal Security Forces Information Bureau nailed a new achievement by detaining a member of the "ISIL" by mere coincidence, as-Safir newspaper reported on Tuesday.
According to the newspaper, Syrian national Turki Qalfoun was arrested at an army checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley for lacking the necessary identification papers and was handed over to Baalbek's police station, which in turn referred him to the information bureau for investigation.
Qalfoun's cellphone showed that he left the northern city of Tripoli's Abi Samra neighborhood soon after militant Osama Mansour was killed on Thursday.
The newspaper reported that the suspect intended to leave for the northeastern border town of Arsal to meet with Abou Mouatassem, an Egyptian national, who is affiliated to ISIL.
Investigations revealed that Qalfoun plays a key role in recruiting members to ISIL and has traveled to Egypt, Turkey and Algeria. Pictures on his cellphone confirm that he has been to ISIL's military training camps and a large stash of money was confiscated from his possession.
Meanwhile, as Safir reported that a prominent officer at the so-called "Free Syrian Army" recently handed himself over to the Lebanese army in Baalbek over fears that terrorist organizations are seeking to kill him.
Islamic Powers Road to Solution in Yemen ---AL-AKHBAR
Regional sources in concerned about Yemen told al-Akhbar daily that the failure of Algerian and Omani efforts have led to an Arab [especially Egyptian] desire to move towards regional Islamic powers in the region that are concerned with the Yemeni crisis. The source also revealed there is communication between Iran, turkey and Pakistan, in an attempt to find a solution that can be supported by world's countries; and that would be the end of a crisis that al-Saud are facing. .
The source added that the initiative would be basically a Yemeni-Yemeni dialogue in a country with a neutral stance on the issue.
Source: al-Ahed news