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Al Nusra Front ISIS Lebanon

Thousands attend soldier’s funeral

3 Sep, 2014

Thousands attend the funeral of Lebanese soldier Sgt. Ali Sayid, 29, who was executed by militants aligned with ISIS and the Syrian Al Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front. In a Lebanese tradition when a young person dies, the mourners rock the coffin from side to side under a banner of his face. They fire weapons into the air and protest at what they say is failure by the government to negotiate for his release and the release of 26 other security personnel abducted along with him. His uncle, Ahmad Sayid:

He was betrayed by all the politicians, all of them! By parliamentarians and officials, and by the country. He was sold for a cheap price!