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  8/7/2014, Av 11, 5774

Lebanon: Ceasefire Extended between Army, Islamist Orgs.

The ceasefire between the Lebanese army and Islamist organization warriors militants near the country’s border with Syria has been extended by 24 hours, after being brokered by Lebanese Sunni religious leaders.

Representatives of the mediators announced the extension of the ceasefire at a press conference, and added that three Lebanese soldiers taken captive by the Islamist militants have been released.