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Lebanon fears crime wave after kidnapping boom

Lebanon fears crime wave after kidnapping boom

Beirut, Asharq Al-Awsat—Fears of crime are growing in Lebanon after a recent sharp rise in the number of kidnappings for ransom. In particular, the kidnapping of a nine-year-old boy, Michel Al-Saqr, son of Lebanese businessman Ibrahim Al-Saqr, from Zahlé in the Beqaa...