Saudi Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Awad Assiri announced on Wednesday that
two Saudi nationals have been released today after they were kidnapped in
Lebanon by a gang affiliated to an Arab state that he did not specify.
confirmed that a gang affiliated to an Arab state earlier kidnapped two Saudi nationals,
Toufik and Abdullah al-Shakakik, through fraud, and drove them to an area bordering
the city of Beirut.
added that both abductees were physically tortured for 8 days by the abductors who
asked their relatives in the KSA for a high ransom in return for their release.
ambassador revealed that he had coordinated with the Lebanese security services to
chase after the abductors. Thanks to the Lebanese services’ “high competency”, the
apartment where the kidnapped had been detained were located, as he said.
Assiri confirmed that two members of the gangs have
been so far detained, pointing out ongoing investigations to arrest the rest of
the gang as he urged the Saudi people to be wary of border regions during their
stay in Lebanon.