Three abducted Syrians released in Lebanon
Published Saturday, August 18, 2012
Three Syrians who were abducted on Saturday morning have been released after being robbed, the National News Agency has confirmed.
The three men were kidnapped by armed men from a banana storehouse on the road to Beirut international airport on Saturday morning.
But the NNA confirmed that they had been released after being beaten and robbed of their money.
The men were named Mustafa Maher Abboud, Mohamed Abdel-Hakim Awad and Qasim Dandoneh, who are all between the ages 25 and 28.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the kidnappings.
Last week the Mokdad clan kidnapped around 20 Syrians in Lebanon in retaliation for the abduction by a Syrian rebel group of one of their family members.
A spokesperson for the clan had said on Thursday that they were not planning any further abductions.
Two Turks have also been kidnapped, at least one of them by the Mokdad clan.
The wave of abductions caused several Gulf countries to tell their nationals to leave, while Turkey and the United States also warned of possible attacks against their citizens.
(Al-Akhbar, AFP, NNA)