Al-Nusra Front Releases Hujeiri Family Member in Arsal

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Al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front released on Tuesday a Lebanese man, several days after it kidnapped him for allegedly “disagreeing” with the terrorist group's political views, the state-run National News Agency said.

Hujeiri, who is also known as Ahmed Hadiya, hails from the northeastern border town of Arsal.

On Saturday, a security source told Agence France Presse that the gunmen kidnapped him "because he disagreed with their political views.”

An official in Arsal said Hujeiri was accused of "collaborating with Hizbullah.”

But NNA sad his kidnapping was the result of financial problems.

Arsal saw a fierce battle in August pitting the Lebanese army against jihadists from al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State (IS) group.

The fighting left scores of soldiers, civilians and jihadists dead. The militants, who withdrew to the Qalamoun mountains across the border, kidnapped Lebanese troops and policemen.

Two of the abducted troops have since been beheaded, despite attempts mediated through Qatar to solve the hostage crisis.

Also Tuesday, a Palestinian businessman, who was kidnapped in the town of Douris in the district of Baalbek, was released.

NNA said Mohammed Khaled Ismail, a Palestinian expatriate in Denmark, was set free a day after his abduction following the mediation of certain political parties.



Comments 5
Thumb _mowaten_ 16 September 2014, 13:18

LOL but i thought he had been kidnapped by hezbollah! the well-informed hasbara propagandists swore it was the case!

Default-user-icon parraeels (Guest) 16 September 2014, 15:10

I was thinking the same mowaten. Sometimes, I feel we are one person with 2 different screen names

Default-user-icon brainless (Guest) 16 September 2014, 15:11

well said southern

Thumb ado.australia 16 September 2014, 17:06

Thank God that Lebanese citizen, Ahmed Hadiya was released by Al Qaida's arm, Al Nusra, released this man. Let's hope and pray they release all the LAF and ISF hostages that still remain held by them and ISIL.

Please release the Lebanese captives and return to Syria. Please do not bring this battle to Lebanon... No one will benefit from Lebanese mobilization.... We all must take a lesson from history and understand that Lebanon is not Syria or Iraq... Lebanonization of Iraq is a term used for a reason.

Thumb ado.australia 16 September 2014, 18:51

Min-Canada... We can often disagree politically but it's comforting to know we can also agree patriotically. This is a true example of Lebanon first! How we agree later on, beyond this threat is through dialogue and debate! Respect to you.