Nusra Front Kills Syrian, Kidnaps 2 Others in Arsal

Al-Qaida affiliate al-Nusra Front has killed a Syrian and kidnapped two others during an attack on refugees in the eastern Bekaa Valley, the state-run National News Agency reported on Thursday.

Gunmen from the terrorist group opened fire on an encampment of refugees in the Wadi Hmeid area of the northeastern border town of Arsal at around 11:00 pm Wednesday, NNA said.

Ahmed Mohammed al-Badawi, 31, was killed and Majed Badawi was injured in the the armed assault, the agency said.

The terrorist group also kidnapped Atef and Mahmoud Badawi, it added.

The displaced Syrians, who had taken refuge in the encampment, hail from the Syrian town of Qara in the Qalamoun region.

Last week, a Syrian was killed in Arsal by al-Nusra Front fighters in similar circumstances.

Ever since the Syrian revolt erupted in March 2011, Arsal has served as a key conduit for refugees, rebels and wounded people fleeing strife-torn Syria.



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