Armed men kidnapped three Syrians in Beirut on Saturday, Lebanon’s state NNA news agency reported, after a wave of mass kidnappings linked to the Syria conflict earlier this week.
The three men were taken from a banana storehouse on the road to Beirut international airport, NNA said.
The abductions came days after a Shi’ite clan kidnapped around 23 Syrians in Lebanon in retaliation for the reported abduction by a Syrian rebel group of one of their family members last week.
Two Turks have also been kidnapped, at least one of them by the Muqdad clan.
The wave of abductions caused several Gulf countries to tell their nationals to leave, while Turkey also warned of possible attacks against their citizens.
Lebanese Shiites say they will keep syrians hostage until their relative held by Syrian Freedom Army is released..
Lebanese Shiites clan spokesman Abu Ali al-Mikdad told reporters in Beirut that he and his family members have captured "more than 20 Syrians," including a top member of the country's main rebel group, the Free Syrian Army, said AP.
The group was taken captive late Tuesday by what Jordan's Al Bawaba described as a powerful Shiite clan in Lebanan.