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REPORT: Interior Minister denies knowledge of alleged release of Lebanese detainees from Syrian prison

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Interior and Municipalities Minister Nouhad al-Mashnouq denied Thursday having any information regarding the report, which stated that the Islamic State had freed Lebanese detainees from Syria’s Tadmor prison, stressing that he is following up on the case.

For her part, head of the Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped and Disappeared in Lebanon, Wadad Halawani told LBCI the aforementioned report was inaccurate and has yet to be verified.

Civil society activist, Ahmad al-Ayyoubi had told Sky News Channel that Lebanese detainees at Tadmor prison had come under the control of the Islamic State and were released, noting that they may have headed for Turkey.

In response, Minister al-Mashnouq’s media office said that al-Ayyoubi is not an official source of information, but had in the past conducted negotiations and contacts between the minister and religious parties to support civil peace in the northern city of Tripoli.

Reports emerged earlier via Twitter stating that the Islamic State had freed 27 Lebanese nationals from Syria's notorious government-run Tadmor prison, including 5 Christians who have been detained for over 35 years.

 

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