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    Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group and the al-Qaeda-linked al-Nusra Front are negotiating the exchange of captives from their clashes in Syria, Lebanese media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Three Hezbollah fighters were captured by al-Nusra Front radicals in Aleppo two months ago, al-Akhbar daily newspaper said. Hezbollah is also holding several Nusra gunmen, it added.

    A Qatari representative is reported to be mediating the negotiations allegedly involving Abou Malek Talleh, the top Nusra militant in Syria’s strategic southern Qalamoun area.

    Hezbollah, a Shiite militia based in Lebanon, has been fighting insurgents in Syria, including the Sunni al-Nusra Front.


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