Mobile  |  About us  |  Photos  |  Videos  |  Subscriptions  |  RSS Feeds  |  Today's Paper  |  Classifieds  |  Contact Us
The Daily Star
SUNDAY, 20 APR 2014
04:31 PM Beirut time
23 °C
Blom Index
Lebanon News
Follow this story Print RSS Feed ePaper share this
Lebanese delegation meets with Syria kidnappers
A+ A-

BEIRUT: A Lebanese delegation has met on orders from Interior Minister Marwan Charbel with the kidnappers of Lebanese hostages in Syria, Turkey’s Anatolia news agency reported Monday.

Quoting unnamed sources, the agency said that the Lebanese delegation was assigned by Charbel to travel to the town of Azaz in northern Syria to meet with Syrian rebels holding nine Lebanese hostages since May last year.

The delegation, which returned to Beirut Sunday, had met a number of the kidnappers and was informed of some of their demands in exchange for the release of the Lebanese hostages, it said.

Among these demands, the agency said, is “the release of Syrian opposition figures detained in Lebanese prisons and the formation by the Lebanese government of an official delegation to visit the kidnappers and negotiate with them” on the release of Lebanese hostages.

The agency quoted the sources as saying that the hostages are in good health and are in a safe place in Azaz. It said the Lebanese delegation is waiting for a signal from the kidnappers to visit Azaz again.

It quoted the sources as expecting “positive results” in the hostage issue by mid-March. The nine remaining Lebanese hostages were among 11 men kidnapped in the Syrian district of Aleppo by rebels in May last year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 19, 2013, on page 4.
Home Lebanon News

Your feedback is important to us!

We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.

Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.

comments powered by Disqus

Baabda 2014
Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Linked In Follow us on Google+ Subscribe to our Live Feed
Pictures of the day
A selection of images from around the world- Saturday April 19, 2014
View all view all
Rami G. Khouri
Rami G. Khouri
Why Israeli-Palestinian talks fail
Michael Young
Michael Young
Why confuse gibberish with knowledge?
David Ignatius
David Ignatius
Echoes of 1914 characterize the Ukraine crisis
View all view all
Click to View Articles
Privacy Policy | Anti-Spamming Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright Notice
© 2014 The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved - Designed and Developed By IDS