Jordanian Family Kidnapped in Beirut

October 6, 2008 (UPI)–A Jordanian woman and her three daughters have been kidnapped in Beirut, a Jordanian Foreign Ministry source told Kuwait news agency, KUNA.

KUNA said an unnamed source told the Jordanian al-Ghad daily that the kidnapping of the woman and her daughters, ages 3, 5 and 7, happened Thursday near a Beirut hotel as they were waiting in a car for their father.

The source said an unidentified person got into the car and commandeered it, taking the Jordanian family to an unknown destination as the father was in the hotel.

You can read a more in-depth article in the Jordanian Al Ghad newspaper.



Filed under Jordan, Media, Middle East Politics

2 responses to “Jordanian Family Kidnapped in Beirut

  1. Siraddi

    This is a very unfortunate situation, esp with children being the victims.
    We must hope this is not a crime tactic that will become more popular. Until more details are released about potential reasons behind this crime, it is hard to comment much.

    We must pray for the mother and the children, and have faith that they are safe and will be back home SOON!
    I hope the Lebanese authorities are taking this serious, for this can impact their country’s reputation if not handle properly. The don’t want kidnapping to become a popular crime for criminals. So this must be handled carefully …. making sure the victims well-being is priority.

  2. newsblog2you

    Yes, I agree. I hear the two Americans were found. They apparently entered Syria illegally. We’ll keep following the story. But this begs the question: Was the kidnapping of the Jordanian woman an individual case of crime? Is it organized? Is it an individual? What is the reason behind it? And more importantly are they alive?

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