Kidnappings in Lebanon illustrate high security risks

Two Kuwaiti nationals (husband and wife) were kidnapped in the Bekaa region of Lebanon by unknown assailants. This event illustrates the lack of personal safety in an area where sectarian violence reflecting the civil war in Syria may occur without warning. A bunch of kidnappings this week have targeted foreigners including Syrians and Turks. Travellers should avoid all travel to this area and reconsider any travel to Lebanon at this time.

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