Relatives of Ali Fayyad protest in front of the Czech embassy in Baabda, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The abductors of five Czech nationals who went missing last July in eastern Lebanon are eager to swap them with Lebanese national Ali Fayyad, who is in custody in Prague, a report said Monday.According to local daily An-Nahar, the abductors have demanded from a prominent security official to exchange the five abductees for Fayyad. According to the document, Fayyad had tipped off Military Intelligence about a large-scale weapon smuggling deal involving Lebanese businessmen.The Lebanese security body then tasked Fayyad with revealing the entire plan, but he was arrested before he could deliver.
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