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Gulf Arab countries urge their nationals to leave Lebanon
Lebanon Daily Star ^ | August 15, 2012 07:09 PM

Posted on 08/15/2012 8:01:42 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE urged their citizens Wednesday to leave Lebanon immediately amid threats by members of a Lebanese clan who kidnapped earlier in the day over 30 Syrians, as well as one Saudi and one Turkish national.

Saudi Ambassador Ali Awad al-Asiri, who is in Mecca, told the National News Agency he requested all Saudi nationals in Lebanon to leave the country after “the threats have become open.” …

The Meqdad clan said Wednesday it abducted over 30 individuals it described as belonging to the Free Syrian Army, which it claims was behind the kidnapping Monday of their kinsman Hassan Meqdad. The Lebanese clan also said it had in its custody one Saudi and one Turkish national. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: freesyrianarmy; hassanmeqdad; kuwait; lebanon; meqdadclan; qatar; saudiarabia; syria; turkey; unitedarabemirates; waronterror

1 posted on 08/15/2012 8:01:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

you mean one minute they say it was the free syria folks who did the kidnapping and then the next, the clan claims they kidnapped free syria folks?


2 posted on 08/15/2012 8:12:28 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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Thanks Olog-hai.
The Meqdad clan said Wednesday it abducted over 30 individuals it described as belonging to the Free Syrian Army



3 posted on 08/15/2012 8:19:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Usagi_yo

The Sunni states are pulling their citizens. So the Shiite’s and Sunni’s are now openly mass kidnapping each other. The Middle East is about to open up into a three way regional war. Way to go Obama/Hillary !


4 posted on 08/15/2012 8:53:55 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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The Sunni states are pulling their citizens. So the Shiite’s and Sunni’s are now openly mass kidnapping each other. The Middle East is about to open up into a three way regional war. Way to go Obama/Hillary !

Yep!
5 posted on 08/15/2012 9:12:39 PM PDT by PA Engineer ("We're not programs, Gerty, We're People")
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To: Usagi_yo

The Free Syria Al Qaeda forces, which are openly financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar, have kidnapped Lebanese people, and I believe killed 4. Shiites in Lebanon have very large families, this meqdad family numbers in the 10000. They decided that since the terrorists are kidnapping Lebanese then they will find syrians who are actively helping the free syrian al qaeda forces and kidnap them back. They interviewed two of the syrians being held and they have admitted to being part of the free syria movement, specifically transferring money and guns to syria. The clan also mentioned to the saudis and qatari people in lebanon to leave, and they said they cant leave via the airport. Anyway this is interesting what is going on. To be quite honest im hoping the sunni terrorists get what is coming to them, it sucks when u have to side with russians policy over our own...


6 posted on 08/16/2012 12:06:48 AM PDT by hannibaal
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