Lebanese-Armenian Woman Just Returned To Beirut After 4 Months In Azeri Captivity

Maral Najarian | Meghrik Ezadjian

In a tearful and emotional reunion, Lebanese-Armenian Maral Najarian has returned home to Beirut, after spending the last 4 months in Azerbaijani captivity.

Najarian, who had survived the devastating August 4 Beirut Port explosion had last been seen on November 10th and was taken hostage by Azeris in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Like many Lebanese-Armenians who moved to Armenia after the blast, she decided to re-settle in Artsakh, the long-disputed region over which violent conflicts between Armenia and Azerbaijan have taken place.

Tensions between the neighboring countries rose once again and a war was waged between September 27 to November 10, forcing her to take refuge in a city in Armenia.

After the armistice was declared, she reportedly went back to the hotel in Nagorno-Karabakh, where she was staying, to collect her things. However, that was the last time she was seen – until now.

Although visibly exhausted with the tinge of her traumatic experience coloring her face, Najarian is back as a survivor of multiple hellish experiences..

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