The families of abducted servicemen vowed on Tuesday to step up endeavors within 24 hours to press the state to “seriously” deal with the case of their sons, who were taken hostage by Islamist militants seven months ago.

“Even people will be targeted with our endeavors… we will not only close roads,” the relatives told reporters gathered near their camp site in downtown Beirut’s Riad al-Solh square.

They lamented the state’s negligence, revealing that the “government isn’t dealing seriously with the case,” also revealing that negotiations reached a dead-end.