5 Czechs missing in Lebanon since July found alive

The five were found Monday evening with Lebanese security forces

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The Czech Republic’s Foreign Ministry says the five Czechs who went missing in July in eastern Lebanon have been found alive and are in “satisfactory health condition.”

The ministry said the five were discovered Monday evening and that they were in the care of Lebanese security forces.

It said the authorities were taking steps to transport them home and planning to send a special plane to Lebanon for them.

No further details were immediately given because of an ongoing investigation. The Czechs previously said they might have been kidnapped.

The five included a lawyer, interpreter, two journalists and a man said to work for a military spy agency.

Their car was found July 18 near a Lebanese army checkpoint in the town of Kefraya.

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