Families of captive Lebanese plea for release

Relatives of Lebanese Shia pilgrims, kidnapped by rebel group in Syria, push government for action.

    Last year 11 Lebanese Shia pilgrims were kidnapped in Syria on their way back to Lebanon.

    Since then, different mediation efforts have led to the release of two of them.

    The families of those remaining in captivity are fed up, however, and are trying new tactics to pressure the Lebanese government to get their loved ones back.

    Al Jazeera’s Rula Amin reports from Beirut.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.