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Conflict Incident Report

Bazzalieh locals release three kidnapped persons

Date of incident: 
December 6, 2014
Death toll: 
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Bazzalieh village locals released today (Saturday) at 2:00 a.m. Mohammad Al-Houjairi, Mohammad Al-Atrash and Bassam Al-Houjairi who were kidnapped on Friday midnight, National News Agency in Baalbek said.

He added that armed persons riding a Grand Cherokee vehicle kidnapped the above three mentioned persons while they were riding their car on Bazzalieh- Raboueh road.

The field reporter mentioned that the kidnappers also opened fire on Ala'a Hammoud of the Syrian nationality who was in the car with the three captors.

Hammoud was transferred to Dar El-Amal University hospital in Baalbek.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.