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لواء عاصفة الشمال يؤكد ان دمشق "لم تفرج عن سجينات سوريات" في اطار عملية الافراج عن اللبنانيين التسعة

من Naharnet Newsdesk 16:58 ,2013 تشرين الأول 21 أكدت مجموعة مسلحة في المعارضة السورية الاثنين، أن النظام السوري لم يفرج عن أي من عشرات السجينات السوريات اللواتي كان مقررا اطلاق سراحهن في اطار عملية تبادل مع المحررين اللبنانيين التسعة الذين خطفوا لمدة 17 شهرا في شمال سوريا، في نفت أيضا تلقيها لفدية مالية مقابل الافراج عنهم. وقال لواء عاصفة الشمال في بيان الاثنين، انه ارسل "موفدين" عنه الى مطار أضنة في تركيا لاستقبال المفرج عنهن لكن ايا منهن لم تصل. واكد "ضرورة السعي من كل الاطراف للافراج الفوري عن الاسيرات وتخفيف الام الشعب السوري بعودتهن الى عائلاتهن واولادهن وفق بنود…

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Kidnapped Turkish pilots to be released in hours: source

BEIRUT: Two Turkish pilots kidnapped in Beirut in August are expected to be released within hours, a security source told The Daily Star, as the relatives of nine recently released Lebanese hostages awaited eagerly the return of their loved ones. Turkish Airlines pilot Murat Akpinar and his co-pilot Murat Agca were kidnapped on Aug. 9 in Beirut as they were making their way to their Beirut hotel. Their abduction was linked to the case of the nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped last year in northern Syria. “The Turkish pilots are expected to be released within a few hours,” the source, speaking…

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Turkish pilots recount kidnapping ordeal, say no abuse occurred

BEIRUT: Two Turkish Airlines pilots who were released Saturday after spending over two months in captivity in Beirut detailed the moment of their abduction and said their kidnappers did not abuse them. Their release was part of a three-way swap deal that also involved the freeing of nine Lebanese pilgrims held in Syria as well as a number of Syrian women detained by President Bashar Assad’s government. “We were kidnapped within three-five minutes [of boarding] the transfer from the airport to the hotel. Some vehicles appeared in front of our bus [and] nearly 10 armed [individuals] got out of three…

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الطياران التركيان عادا الى اسطنبول من لبنان

وصل طياران تركيان كانا مختطفين الى مطار اتاتورك في اسطنبول بعد أن غادرا لبنان ليل السبت بعيد وصول تسعة رهائن لبنانيين أفرج عنهم في سوريا الى بيروت لتكتمل عملية تبادل الرهائن بعد غموض استمر شهورا.واستقبل رئيس الوزراء رجب طيب اردوغان الطيارين لدى هبوطهما من الطائرة التابعة لشركة الخطوط الجوية القطرية وسط ترحيب أسرتيهما بعد احتجازهما شهرين في لبنان. وقال أحد الرهينتين التركيين إن الخاطفين عاملوهما باحترام ولم يستخدموا العنف معهما. وقال مراد اغا للصحفيين لم نلق معاملة سيئة وأستطيع ان أقول هذا بوضوح. لم نعامل بوحشية قط. لم نتعرض لعنف لفظي او جسدي. أؤكد لكم أن لو كان هذا حدث لما…

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الطياران التركيان المخطوفان في عهدة الامن العام اللبناني

بيروت - ا ف ب السبت ١٩ أكتوبر ٢٠١٣ تسلم الامن العام اللبناني الطيارين التركيين المخطوفين في لبنان منذ آب/اغسطس الماضي، بعد ساعات من اعلان تسلم السلطات اللبنانية المخطوفين اللبنانيين الذين كانوا محتجزين في شمال سورية لنحو سنة ونصف سنة.واوردت الوكالة الوطنية للاعلام الرسمية انه "تم الافراج عن الطيارين التركيين وباتا في عهدة الامن العام اللبناني وهما في طريقهما الى مطار رفيق الحريري الدولي -بيروت". http://alhayat.com/Details/563378

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Kidnapped man released without paying ransom

BEIRUT: An Iraqi-Lebanese national who was kidnapped in Mansourieh last week was released over the weekend, a security source told The Daily Star. Wafer Bahnam told police that he was released Friday without having to pay ransom, the source said. He was released near the Nahr al-Mot area where family members picked him up. Kidnappers had called Bahnam’s relatives to inform them of the location. Four men driving an SUV abducted Bahnam on Oct. 10 in Mansourieh. His kidnappers had originally contacted his family asking for a $1 million ransom for his release. Copyrights 2011, The Daily Star - All…

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Three suspects in pilots’ kidnapping to be released

BEIRUT: Three men suspected of involvement in the kidnapping of the two Turkish pilots could be released on bail given that the abducted were released, a judicial source told The Daily Star Sunday. But the three suspects – identified as two members from the Saleh family and a third from the Zogheib family– would still have to attend their trials for the abduction charge, the source added. The three are currently being held in the Roumieh prison on charges of involvement in the August kidnapping of Turkish pilot Murat Akpinar and his co-pilot Murat Agca. The pilots were snatched on…

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Daouk denounces abduction of cameraman, reporter

BEIRUT: Caretaker Information Minister Walid Daouk denounced Friday the kidnapping of Lebanese cameraman Samir Kassab and a reporter in Syria and called for their release. Sky News Arabia said that Tuesday it had lost contact with reporter Ishak Moctar, a Mauritanian national, cameraman Samir Kassab, a Lebanese national, and their Syrian driver, whose name is being withheld at his family’s request. The three were in Aleppo at the time of their disappearance. In a statement issued by his office, Daouk called for “exerting efforts to release all the kidnapped, regardless of their nationalities, including cameraman Kassab and his colleague, who…

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Man kidnapped last week in Mansourieh released

BEIRUT: An Iraqi-Lebanese man who was kidnapped in Mansourieh last week was released Friday, a security source told The Daily Star. Wafer Bahnam told police in his preliminary testimony that he was released without a ransom, the source said. He was released near the Nahr al-Mot area. Bahnam was kidnapped on Oct. 10 in Mansourieh and the kidnappers contacted his family for a $1milion ransom. Copyrights 2011, The Daily Star - All Rights Reserved 18/10/2013 http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2013/Oct-18/235010-man-kidnapped-last-week-in-mansourieh-released.ashx#axzz2i9ezMCV8

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