Beirut, Lebanon (Lebanese Republic)
PRO-ISRAELI MILITIAMAN ASAD TURMOS IS KISSES BY HIS MOTHER.
LEBANON-ISRAEL-PRISONERS:BEIRUT,14JAN00-A pro-Israeli militiaman Asad Turmos is kissed by his mother after he and Najem Elias were handed over to relatives in a Hizbollah office in the southern suburbs of Beirut January 14. Hizbollah guerrillas freed the two Israeli-backed South Lebanon Army militiamen on Friday, a day after Israel and its South Lebanon Army militia released 27 Lebanese prisoners. Najem Elias, 19, and Asad Turmos, 30, were captured more than six months ago in Israeli-occupied south Lebanon.