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Conflict Incident Report

Syrian returning from Qatar kidnapped for ransom

Date of incident: 
August 5, 2014
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

Mahmoud Mohammad Sayyah Mdawar, Syrian, pressed charges today at a police station in West Bekaa against anonymous, claiming that his uncle Abdul Meneem Mahmoud Mdawar has been abducted on his way back from Qatar at Rafic Hariri International Airport, National News Agency correspondent reported on Tuesday.

He added that his uncle's wife received a phone call from the kidnappers hereby asking for a 50-thousand-dollar ransom.

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.