Skip to comments.Lebanon FM says kidnapped pilgrims to be freed soon as violence continues in Syria
Posted on 05/22/2012 10:48:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansur said Wednesday that a group of Lebanese Shiite Muslims kidnapped in Syria would be freed "within hours," as violence across Syria claimed lore lives.
As many as 25 people have been killed by the Syrian forces on Tuesday across the country, Syrian activists told Al Arabiya.
Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah earlier urged restraint after Tuesday's kidnappings sparked protests by thousands of people here...
He identified the men behind the abductions as "a splinter group of the armed Syrian opposition," but did not give details, according to AFP.
The abductions of the pilgrims -- news reports put their number at between 11 and 13 -- were feared to further fuel sectarian tensions in Lebanon over the revolt in neighboring Syria.
They were kidnapped as they headed home to Lebanon from a pilgrimage in Iran and the news prompted their families and thousands of supporters to pour out into the streets of Beirut's mainly Shiite southern suburbs to demand their release.
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An anti-Assad cleric was murdered, BUT OUR TOP STORY...
Are you talking about the Salafist cleric killed in lebanon by the lebanese military after they refused to bemore thoroughly searched after multiple AK47s and like500 bullets were found? Just to be clear the current head of al qaeda is anti assad, lets not be so quick to embrace salafists, they are the creamof the crop in terms of religious extremism.
It is clear that my complaint was about the media spin. Anyone who claims I embrace any jihadist is just a liar.
I did not claim this so please do not call me a liar. You did however make a comment on how the media is not talking about an anti assad cleric who got killed. This is actually a good thing, as your post insinuated that the media was with assad against the “free anti assad peace forces”. When the reality he was an extremist salafist shiekh who had a car loaded with weapons and ammunition and crossed and tried to flee an army checkpoint.