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Conflict Incident Report

Three Lebanese executives from the Banque du Liban were abducted and Lebanese Red Cross volunteers were abducted in Barbir

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Old Wars, New Wars | January, 1983 to December, 1988
Date of incident: 
August 19, 1985
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August 19, 1985: Three Lebanese executives from the Central Bank (Banque du Liban)—André Cheaib, Iskandar Dib, and Jacques Germani—were abducted. That same day Lebanese Red Cross volunteers Alfred Kettaneh Jr. and Semaan Geadah were abducted in Barbir, West Beirut, with Semaan’s uncle Kamal Gadeah.