The relatives of Saad Richa, who was kidnapped Wednesday outside his store in Qob Elias, briefly blocked the road linking Daher Al-Baydar to Chtaura as they threatened to take matters into their own hands if security forces fail to secure his release.
The "Tree man" is no longer. Thanks to some groundbreaking surgeries, he can go back to being Abul Bajandar, a 27-year-old father and husband from a small town in Bangladesh. Bajandar suffered from a rare condition that caused his hands to sprout tree-like warts. He lived with it for years before beginning surgery to remove the growths last February.