Lebanon POW: 26 November – 2 December

A Lebanese policeman who was captured by the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in Arsal, hugs a family member as he celebrates upon returning to Beirut. Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, released 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen held captive since August, 2014 on Tuesday in a Qatari-mediated deal that also secured freedom for a jailed ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. (Mohamed Azakir / REUTERS)