Lebanon: Two Germans kidnapped and released in the Bekaa Valley

Posted on November 3, 2013 • Filed under: Middle East, Tourist Kidnapped, Tourists Rescued

New York Daily News reports that two German nationals briefly kidnapped in Lebanon’s eastern Bekaa Valley were released early Saturday, as a gunfight between their abductors and security forces killed a soldier and a gunman, officials said. It wasn’t immediately clear what led to the Germans being abducted in the Bekaa Valley, a popular tourist destination home to wineries and temples, though also dominated by powerful armed clans and a center of Lebanon’s drug trade. Read article

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