Turkish hostage among abducted group in Lebanon
BEIRUT - Reuters
Two of the twenty Syrians kidnapped by a large Lebanese tribe from the al-Muqdad family are seen at an undisclosed location in the Bekaa Valley. AFP photoA Turkish national is among a group of Syrian men kidnapped by a Lebanese clan in retaliation for the abduction of one of their relatives by the rebel Free Syrian Army, a diplomat in Beirut said today.
Members of the Meqdad clan earlier warned that citizens of Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia could be under threat. All three countries have thrown their weight behind the revolt in Syria.
The Turkish hostage was not a Turkish embassy official, the diplomat said, and negotiations were under way to try to secure his release.