A general view of Ras Baalbek village, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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The group of Lebanese and Syrians kidnapped Tuesday in Ras Baalbek were released, except for the owner of the quarry, the National News Agency reported.Those released were two Lebanese from the village of Arsal, three Syrians, and one person of Turkish origins. Citing preliminary investigation, the sources said eleven people in total were abducted, nine Syrians and two Lebanese. However, three of the abducted, Syrian Kurds, were able to escape. They were all abducted from the outskirts of Ras Baalbek village, where they were working in a quarry belonging to Lebanese national Rifaat Meshrif.
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