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Iraqi hostage released: Lebanese Army

Lebanese Army soldiers in the Bekaa Valley. (REUTERS/File/Hassan Abdallah)

BEIRUT: An Iraqi citizen who was taken hostage for ransom has been released, the Lebanese Army said.

In a statement late Monday, the Army said Majid al-Nashi was released as a result of an investigation and house raids carried out by Intelligence officers in the Bekaa Valley.

Efforts to arrest the kidnappers are ongoing, the Army said.

Nashi was kidnapped last week after delivering ransom money for the release of Wael Jbouri, an Iraqi businessman who was snatched in the Bekaa Valley.

Jbouri was released after Nashi, a relative, paid the kidnappers $50,000. But the hostage-takers held Nashi captive, demanding $200,000 for his release.

 

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