BEIRUT — The Lebanese Army rescued a man on Friday who had been kidnapped in the Bekaa Valley, according to a statement, while the main suspect in the case was arrested in a separate operation.
According to the statement, B.H., a Lebanese citizen, had been abducted from his home near the "Arab Highway" near Kamed al-Loz in the western Bekaa, on an unspecified date. The army explained that, on Thursday, "as soon as it was informed of the situation, took security measures, including carrying out searches, conducting patrols and setting up roadblocks" with the aim of catching the kidnappers.
In the wake of this operation, military intelligence was able to locate and apprehend the main suspect, H. H., who had planned the kidnapping, on the outskirts of Majdal Anjar, also in the western Bekaa region. A search was carried out at his home, where officials seized firearms and war-grade munitions.
In May, the army rescued a kidnapped Saudi citizen, and in April they freed an Iraqi citizen in Jounieh two days after his abduction.