File - A general view of Ras Baalbek village, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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All but one of a group of Lebanese and Syrians who were kidnapped in the northern Bekaa Tuesday have been released, according to the National News Agency.The group of 10 were seized Tuesday by armed Syrian gunmen at a quarry where they worked, near the village of Ras Baalbek. They included three Lebanese, one Turk and six Syrians, including three Syrian Kurds. Security sources told The Daily Star that the Syrian Kurds were able to escape, and said the Lebanese nationals included quarry owner Mikhael Mourad and one person from Arsal.
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