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The Lebanese Army conducted raids in the northeastern Bekaa Valley village of Brital Friday in search of a 9-year-old schoolboy who was taken by gunmen earlier that day in Zahle, a security source told The Daily Star.Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said the raids came in light of information that some residents of Brital, home to many wanted individuals, could be involved in the kidnapping of Michel Saqr. Angered by the kidnapping, relatives of Saqr and Zahle residents blocked all roads leading to the Bekaa Valley town, saying they would only reopen them when the child was released. Saqr was kidnapped around 7 a.m. while on his way to the Sainte Famille School in Zahle, the source said. Speaking to The Daily Star, Saqr said it was well-known that groups from some villages in the northern Bekaa Valley, such as Brital, were involved in previous kidnappings.The ISF said it had identified all those involved in kidnappings in Lebanon since March 2011, when seven Estonian tourists were abducted in the Bekaa Valley.The municipality and mukhtars of Brital condemned the kidnapping of Saqr as a "crime against childhood and humanity".
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