Lebanon hostage families hopeful Nusra proposal will end crisis

November 3, 2014 1:11 PM

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Lebanon hostage families hopeful Nusra proposal will end crisis

BEIRUT: Relatives of the 27 kidnapped soldiers and policemen hope their meeting Monday with the head of the Higher Relief Committee will provide a window into the secret negotiations between the Lebanese government and jihadists captors, urging negotiators to accept a prisoner swap.

But officials tasked with following up on the matter will not meet until Wednesday or Thursday to discuss a list of demands issued by the Nusra Front Saturday.

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