Turkey says second national kidnapped in Lebanon

August 17, 2012 17:19

ISTANBUL - Turkey said on Friday a second of its citizens had been kidnapped in Lebanon on Thursday and warned its nationals against traveling to the country.

Lebanese Shi'ite gunmen kidnapped more than 20 people on Wednesday, including a Turkish businessman, in retaliation for the capture of one of their kinsmen in Syria.

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar told their citizens to leave Lebanon after Wednesday's kidnappings and threats to seize more citizens of countries that have backed the uprising against Syria's President Bashar Assad. It was not immediately clear if Thursday's kidnapping was related to the abductions a day earlier.

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