Syrian rebels holding 11 Lebanese Shi’ite pilgrims hostage said they would release the men when their country had established a new “civil state” but left room for negotiations, a video obtained by Al Jazeera television showed.
National News Agency (NNA) reported on Sunday that the body of Lebanese citizen Adnan Hussein Al-Mohammad was found in the Al-Kabir River along the Lebanese Syrian northern border. NNA also reported that the family of the victim said the Syrian forces kidnapped Mohammad around a month ago.
Lebanese Shi’ites kidnapped in Syria were freed and handed over to Turkish authorities on Friday, Lebanon’s prime minister said after the abductions sparked angry protests in his country where sectarian tensions have flared over Syria’s turmoil.
Three Lebanese have been kidnapped by Syrians and since the state has not shown any interest in their whereabouts their families have been using various means to try to liberate them .
Syrian national Idriss al-Sahen said that upon returning to his house, located in Bir Hassan in Beirut, his neighbors informed him that members “belonging to a political party kidnapped” his brothers Mustafa and Yassine as well as their friend Issa Saleh, adding that the perpetrators were in three black jeeps, Voice of Lebanon radio station […]
Seven Estonians who were abducted in Lebanon nearly four months ago have been released, according to the Estonian foreign ministry. The ministry said the freed hostages were taken to the French Embassy in Beirut on Thursday, and were in good health. A Lebanese security official said the seven had been released at dawn,
Nearly seven weeks after the kidnapping of seven Estonian cyclists in Lebanon, the case remains shrouded in mystery with little information gleaned on their whereabouts or those behind the abduction.
Armed assailants kidnapped 12 Iranian engineers building a road in western Afghanistan, said Iranian and Afghan officials Monday.
Lebanese security officials say troops have intensified a search for seven Estonian cyclists kidnapped this week after crossing into the country from Syria.
Fatah-Intifada denied claims that its group is behind the kidnapping of the seven Estonians ” is not true and only serves those keen on destabilizing Lebanon. The group has never and will never resort to such actions.” According to a statement.