Last Updated: Sat Aug 18, 2012 19:42 pm (KSA) 16:42 pm (GMT)

Three Syrians kidnapped in Beirut amid wave of abductions

The abductions came days after a Shi’ite Muslim clan kidnapped around 20 Syrians in Lebanon in retaliation for the reported abduction by a Syrian rebel group of one of their family members. (Reuters)
The abductions came days after a Shi’ite Muslim clan kidnapped around 20 Syrians in Lebanon in retaliation for the reported abduction by a Syrian rebel group of one of their family members. (Reuters)

Armed men kidnapped three Syrians in Beirut on Saturday, Lebanon’s state NNA news agency reported, after a wave of mass kidnappings linked to the Syria conflict earlier this week.

The three men were taken from a banana storehouse on the road to Beirut international airport, NNA said.

The abductions came days after a Shi’ite Muslim clan kidnapped around 20 Syrians in Lebanon in retaliation for the reported abduction by a Syrian rebel group of one of their family members last week.

Two Turks have also been kidnapped, at least one of them by the Muqdad clan.

The wave of abductions caused several Gulf countries to tell their nationals to leave, while Turkey and the United states also warned of possible attacks against their citizens.

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