A general view shows tents of Syrian refugees at the Lebanese border town of Arsal in the eastern Bekaa Valley, Wednesday, November 20, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Three teens were briefly kidnapped and tortured over the weekend in the town of Arsal over a dispute regarding the trading of cigarettes, with separate media reports linking the abduction to the Nusra Front.One of the boys was identified as Hasan Shaheen; the other two are from the Smaili family.They were snatched from the northeastern town of Arsal at around 9 p.m. Saturday and were detained for seven hours in the outskirts of the border town before being released Sunday at 4 a.m. The outskirts of the town have become a hub for Syrian militants who crossed into Lebanon after Syrian government troops wrested control of the country's border areas from rebels earlier this year.Separately, an Al-Qaeda-affiliated group's religious guide vowed Sunday that Islamists imprisoned in Lebanon's prisons would be liberated.Zuraiqat wrote that if Lebanon had a "just" criminal law, all of the prominent Lebanese leaders would be imprisoned, including Speaker Nabih Berri, Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun, and Kataeb leader Amine Gemayel.
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