BEIRUT: Lebanon holds several strong cards it could use in negotiations with the captors of 25 Lebanese servicemen, but greater consensus must be achieved before these cards are used, General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim said Monday.

“We hold many strong cards and we need greater consensus over them [before] launching work,” Ibrahim said in a radio interview.

The Iraqi ex-wife of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Saja al-Dulaimi, is currently under formal arrest, while Ola al-Oqaily, the wife of ISIS commander Anas Sharkas, is in the custody of General Security.