Syrians Kidnap for Ransom Lebanese Citizen in Arsal http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/92939-syrians-kidnap-for-ransom-lebanese-citizen-in-arsal
A number of Syrians kidnapped on Friday a Lebanese citizen in the Bekaa region, reported the National News Agency. It said that Syrians from the town of Yabrod in Syria, near the border with Lebanon, kidnapped Abbas Qasas in the Lebanese town of Arsal. Qasas, who hails from Younin in the Bekaa, was taken by his captives to Yabrod. The kidnappers later demanded 120,000 dollars as a ransom from his family. On Thursday, men from Arsal kidnapped a Lebanese citizen Youssef al-Meqdad while he was buying goods in their town. The abduction came in retaliation to a recent robbery which Arsal residents blamed on young men from al-Meqdad family. In March, a wave of abductions erupted between residents of Arsal and the Hermel region, after unknown individuals kidnapped 30-year-old Hussein Kamel Jaafar who hails from the Hermel town of al-Bustan. The incident prompted members of the Jaafar clan to nab several Arsal residents.
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