Lebanon official upbeat on case of missing cameraman
A Lebanese Sky News Arabia cameraman who went missing last October in Syria might be returning home soon, Lebanon’s General Security chief says
A Lebanese Sky News Arabia cameraman who went missing last October in Syria might be returning home soon, Lebanon’s General Security chief said earlier this week, according to local media.
"There is a lot of hope in [the return of] Samir Kassab,” Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim told Al-Jadeed TV Friday while he was on an official visit to Doha earlier this week with Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk, Lebanon’s The Daily Star reported.
“I am continuing my work on Kassab’s file and it will have a happy ending," he added.
Kassab was in Syria to cover a story about the humanitarian aspect of the Syrian conflict he went missing.
Ibrahim has successfully negotiated deals to secure the release of individuals held in Syria, including Lebanese pilgrims who were kidnapped in Syria in May 2012, as well as the Syrian and Lebanese nuns who were taken from the Syrian Christian town of Maaloula last year.