Once again, social networks are the protagonists of the propaganda of the Islamic State. A new 14-minute movie-clip, posted on Twitter from the Antakya Front, shows seven of the Lebanese soldiers who had been kidnapped last August. “They are going to pay the price” for the battle of Qalamoun in Syria, said one of the soldiers kidnapped who appears sitting on the ground with the black flag of the terrorist group hoisted behind him.
The men who are part of the 30 soldiers and policemen kidnapped during the war of August 2014 at Arsal, accuse the government of Beirut of not having done enough to encourage their release. Addressing the Shiite citizens “one of the hostages has warned that he will fight against the Hezbollah in order to prevent the Lebanese Army being dragged into the battle of Qalamoun. In that case, repeats the man in the movie “we will pay the price”, a phrase which has been underlined in the hashtag that accompanies the video.
A militiaman then turns to the families of the hostages to communicate with the front of the Antakya to update them on the negotiations for the release of the 25 military-men. “Don’t listen to anyone. Set up a commission and appoint an honest negotiator, someone like Wael Abu Faour, Minister of health, or Ashraf Rifi Minister of Justice “.