Best of News

Keywords

Relatives of Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped last May in Syria... News PhotoArab Spring,Beirut,Embassy,Family,Holding,Horizontal,Kidnapping,Lebanon - Country,Persian Gulf Countries,Pilgrimage,Placard,Politics,Protest,Qatar,Shi'ite Islam,Shouting,SyriaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPRelatives of Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped last May in Syria hold a placard and shout slogans during a protest in front of the Qatari embassy in Beirut on January 10, 2013. A group of about 50 demonstrators picketed the embassy of Qatar, which backs Syria's anti-regime rebels. The abductions of 11 Lebanese Shiite pilgrims were claimed by Abu Ibrahim, a strongman in rebel territory in northern Syria that claims affiliation to the main rebel FSA. The placard reads 'rape of women + murder of men + massacre of children + kidnaping of visitors = rebels of Syria'. AFP PHOTO/ANWAR AMRO (Photo credit should read ANWAR AMRO/AFP/Getty Images)