Lebanon works for release of kidnapped Turkish pilots

Lebanon's Prime Minister Miqati said Lebanese government is exerting efforts to uncover the fate of the two Turkish pilots, who were kidnapped on August 9 in Beirut

Lebanon works for release of  kidnapped Turkish pilots

World Bulletin / News Desk

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Miqati said on Tuesday Lebanese government is exerting efforts to uncover the fate of the two Turkish pilots, who were kidnapped on August 9 in Beirut.

Miqati following talks with Turkish Ambassador to Lebanon Inan Ozyildiz said the Turkish authorities should press negotiations regarding the nine Lebanese people abducted in Syria's Aazaz city.

Two Turkish pilots were kidnapped in Beirut when gunmen ambushed a bus carrying the crew from Beirut airport to a hotel in the city on August 9. Six Turkish Airlines crew were on board, but only the pilot and co-pilot were taken hostage.

A  group calling itself Zuwwar Imam al-Rida had claimed responsibility for the abduction, and demanded that Turkey talk to the Syrian opposition to secure the release of nine Lebanese people kidnapped in Syria in May 2012.

The abducted Turkish pilot was allegedly kept in a district of Baalbek city of east Lebanon while the co-pilot was kept in Zavter, in southern Lebanon.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 20 Ağustos 2013, 18:05
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