Who is the Saudi citizen kidnapped in Lebanon?

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Only two days after Saudi Arabia’s warning to citizens about not flying to Lebanon, and for citizens in Lebanon to return to the kingdom, a Saudi national was kidnapped.

Ali Al Basharawi, 32, was in Mount Lebanon, his residence, on Thursday evening when he was attacked. He is married to a Syrian woman called Fasila Azir, together they share a home in al-Aqiba, Keserwan.

According Al Basharawi’s family, the kidnappers demanded a million-dollar ransom for his release.

The Saudi Embassy in Lebanon has been working with the security authorities at the highest level to release the abducted citizen unconditionally as soon as possible.

Lebanese police continue to search for the abductee.

Meanwhile, a Lebanese security source said that the wife contacted the security forces today and reported the disappearance of her husband, pointing out that the investigations are going on to find out his location.

The kidnapped Saudi citizen originally hails from Qatif in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

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