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Families of military hostages worried, family of Mohammad Youssef blocks road in Rashayya

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
June 22, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]

NNA - The families of the military hostages on Monday expressed fear regarding their sons who are kidnapped by Daash, after the social media videos that were released over weekend to show Roumieh inmates beaten and humiliated by the security forces.

After receiving menaces from Daash in this regard, the family of the hostage Mohammad Youssef resorted to block the road in Dahr Al Ahmar - Rashayya at 15:30.

The families burned tires and asked concerned officials to conduct serious negotiations with the kidnappers.

They also condemned the fresh story in Roumieh and called for general exemption in this regard.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.