Lebanon News

Man released in east Lebanon after family paid ransom

Lebanese soldiers stand at a checkpoint at the entrance of the neighborhood of Hay al-Sharawneh in Baalbek, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. (The Daily Star/Nidal Solh)

BEIRUT: A man who was abducted Friday in the Metn town of Mansourieh was released in east Lebanon after his family paid a ransom to the kidnappers, the National News Agency reported Sunday.

Fadi Mitri, the owner of auto parts shop in Sin al-Fil, Beirut, was snatched from Mansourieh by four unidentified individuals.

The NNA said Sunday that a police patrol in Baalbek found the 46-year-old man in the neighborhood of Drouss. It added that Mitri was released after his family paid $75,000.





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