BEIRUT: A Syrian man who was kidnapped earlier this month was freed Thursday, when the Army apprehended three in connection to his abduction.
Ahmad Azeb was abducted in the eastern town of Taanayel on Sept. 9.
The Army said earlier Thursday it had apprehended three people over their alleged role in Azeb's kidnapping.
“After an investigation into the abduction of Syrian Ahmad Azeb ... an Army intelligence patrol was able to arrest three people yesterday [Wednesday] in the neighborhood of Ameeq, in the Bekaa [Valley] in connection with the kidnapping,” the military said in statement.
It added that the men were identified as two Syrian nationals and one Lebanese.
Hours later, with much pressure from the Army, Azeb was released in the afternoon in Majdaloun, in the district of Baalbek, a security source told The Daily Star.
The man was taken to an Army intelligence center to give testimony, the source added.