Kidnappers Release Iraqi but Abduct His Relative over Ransom Dispute

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A kidnapped Iraqi businessman has been released but his captors abducted his relative after he failed to pay the ransom in full, the state-run National News Agency reported on Thursday.

Wael al-Jabouri was set free near the town of Hawsh al-Nabi in the eastern Baalbek district after his relative paid the abductors $50,000, NNA said.

But the assailants took the man hostage pending the payment of the entire ransom, it added.

The agency did not specify the amount of the ransom that the kidnappers had demanded.

Al-Jabouri was abducted on May 4 in the area of Dohat Aramoun.

Al-Jabouri, who owns residential buildings in the area, was kidnapped after the assailants claimed they wanted to buy an apartment.



Comments 7
Thumb general_puppet 15 May 2014, 08:45

This must be a new Kidnapping technic.

Thumb popeye 15 May 2014, 08:57

The terror party and its supporters continue to destabilize the security, economy, and well being of every lebanese citizen. From kidnappings to car theft they excel at defining the meaning of terror.

Missing karim_ 15 May 2014, 08:54

Filthy FSA-Al Qaeda jihadist terrorists.

Thumb ex-fpm 15 May 2014, 09:00

Al qaeda in town of Hawsh al-Nabi in the eastern Baalbek district ??? LOL
you don't need to give us further proof you are paid to post.

Thumb FlameCatcher 15 May 2014, 12:52

@Karim : are you so biased you jump to stupid conclusions about the kidnappers being FSA / Qaeda ?

Let me remind you that most of the kidnapping waves and car hijacking waves were conducted by non-other than Hezbollah affiliated or other Shia paramilitary (terrorist) groups.

Default-user-icon Disgusted (Guest) 15 May 2014, 11:01

Leash...? put them in chains and ship them to Roumieh... or if you manage to get them downtown, lock the doors on them and blow up the building... good ridance...

Default-user-icon The Watcher (Guest) 15 May 2014, 11:02

and the hypocrisy is that they promised the Gulf states that this poor excuse for a country is safe... what a joke...