The Lebanese army rescued two German men Saturday who were held captive for ransom in the northern Bekaa Valley, the military's National News Agency and army sources said.
"The army freed the two German citizens from their kidnappers and is carrying out raids in Dar al-Wasiaa to locate a man identified as Hassan Jaafar, whose is believed to be one of the kidnappers," an army source said.
The two men had disputes "possibly over a drug deal" with their captors which led to their abduction, a security source told dpa.
On Thursday, Lebanese media said the two were of Lebanese origin.
There was no comment by the German embassy in Beirut.
The captors asked for 5,000 euros ransom for their release.
A recent spate of kidnapping for ransom has hit the Bekaa region, which is near the Syrian border.