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Kidnapped Lebanese released after ransom paid

Lebanese Army soldiers in Arsal. (REUTERS/File/Hassan Abdallah)

HERMEL, Lebanon: A man who was kidnapped last month was released Wednesday after a ransom amount was paid to secure his release, a security source told The Daily Star.

Murad Makhoul's family paid $50,000 in return for his release as demanded by his abductors, the source, speaking condition of anonymity, said.

Makhoul was kidnapped last month in the outskirts of the northeastern town of Arsal.

Arsal Mayor Ali Hujeiri said the kidnappers had handed Makhoul to him.

The source said police headed to Hujeiri's house to get Makhoul's statement before he was reunited with his family in Ras Baalbek.





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