Lebanon News

Three clan members kidnapped in east Lebanon

A general view of Brital, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. (The Daily Star/Rakan al-Fakih)

HERMEL, Lebanon: Unidentified gunmen kidnapped Friday evening three members of a Lebanese clan in the east of the country, security sources told The Daily Star.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said gunmen shot at four people from the Ismail family, who were on the outskirts of Britel, and then kidnapped three of them.

The fourth member of the clan was able to flee the area and reported the abduction to the police.

Local media said the Free Syrian Army was behind the kidnapping.





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