2 Syrian Businessmen Kidnapped at Gunpoint in Bekaa

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Armed men have kidnapped two Syrian gold traders in the eastern Bekaa Valley, the state-run National News Agency reported late Saturday.

NNA said the driver of the businessmen – Joseph Ltaf and Yehya Suleiman Marzouq - informed police in Beit Shama that he drove them to the area of Tamnin al-Tahta after one of them received a phone call from a person allegedly wanting to do business with them.

The driver told police that when they reached the destination, eight men in two Grand Cherokees kidnapped Ltaf and Marzouq at gunpoint and took them to an unknown location.

NNA said that Ltaf has a jewelry shop in Syria while Marzouq works at a similar store owned by a person named Bilal Haymour in Jeb Jenin.

Voice of Lebanon radio (93.3) also said that the army intelligence released a Syrian kidnapped four days ago in the industrial city of Zahle.

The army arrested Ahmed Yazbeck and Hassan Noun involved in the kidnapping of the Syrian from Hassoun family, it said.

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