Syrian Troops Kidnap 2 Citizens as a Third is Released after Being Arrested Since Sunday

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Syrian troops kidnapped on Wednesday two Lebanese farmers in the border region of al-Abboudiyeh.

The residents in the area blocked the international road in protest against the development.

Voice of Lebanon radio (100.5) identified the two captives as Mohammed Yassine al-Merhi and Hamdan Mehdi Mohammed.

VDL (93.3) later said that Mohammed succeeded in escaping from the Syrian troops.

LBC television later reported that two people were wounded in the town of al-Hisheh in the border region of Wadi Khaled when gunshots were fired from the Syrian side of the border.

VDL (100.5) said that three people were injured in the shooting, identifying them as Darine al-Hassan, 20, Saleh al-Hassan, 18, and Tamer al-Hassan, 10.

Earlier on Wednesday, Lebanese citizen, Nasser Arabi, was released after being arrested by Syrian troops in the outskirts of the town of Kfarqouq in Rashayya on Sunday.

His brother told MTV that he was transported to Lebanon from Damascus in MP Faisal al-Daoud’s vehicle, saying that he is doing well.

The Syrian army had opened fire on Saturday against three Lebanese citizens, killing a youth, Rami al-Asmar al-Nouri, and arresting Arabi.

The third citizen, Bilal Zeineddine, managed to escape.

Reports speculated that the three individuals were trying to smuggle cigarettes into Syria when they fell victim to an ambush set up by the Syrian forces in the border area of Kfarqouq in northeastern Lebanon.

SourceNaharnet
Comments 4
Thumb slash 30 May 2012, 19:59

yep always reports will speculate on smuggling cigarettes/drugs/weapons ... and always the M8 cronies will come and defend those thugs ;)

Thumb min-canada 31 May 2012, 03:17

Seriously folks!!! We have sent our PM to Turkey to bring back 11 abdustees and we are OK with daily kidnappings and killings because the Damascus monster is responsible for these?

Missing cedars 31 May 2012, 03:48

Time to block the road and kidnap passing Syrians every-time a Lebanese is being kidnaped. This sounds like an eye for an eye BUT a terrorist regime only speaks uno language and has be spoken to with the same language.

Missing peace 31 May 2012, 15:24

bah! if they were from the south hezbollah would have launched a huge protest against it... but since they are not with them, what the heck! for hezb some lebanese are better than others!