Turkish hostage in Lebanon injured in rescue attempt: report
Anatolia News Agency had interviewed Aydın Tufan Tekin while he was under captivity. AA photoA Turkish citizen who is being held hostage by the Muqdad clan in Lebanon was reportedly injured in a rescue operation by the Lebanese military today.
The hostage, Aydın Tufan Tekin, was "seriously injured" in the operation and was taken under medical care in a house outside of Beirut, the clan's spokesperson Mahir Muqdad said.
The Lebanese Interior Ministry confirmed that an operation had taken place at the break of dawn, and that four Syrians who were being held by the clan had been successfuly rescued, according to CNNTürk.
Meanwhile, a Lebanese security official said Turkish truck driver Abdulbasit Arslan, who was being held hostage by the Mohtar al-Taqfi Brigade, has also been rescued, CNNTürk reported, citing Lebanese broadcaster LBCI as source. Daily Hürriyet, however, reported that Arslan was released by his captors, citing the same broadcaster as a source.