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Conflict Incident Report

Kidnapped Iraqi in Baalbek freed without ransom

Date of incident: 
August 22, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Iraqi Civilians

NNA - The Iraqi national, Mohammad al-Bahrani, who was kidnapped yesterday (Sunday), has been released without ransom, NNA field reporter said on Monday. 

The kidnappers released the Iraqi on Monday at dawn along the Lebanese -Syrian borders in Hermel after the Director General of Internal Security Forces, Major General Ibrahim Basbous has held series of contacts to secure the release. 

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.