Lebanon: 11 Year Old Girl Elopes with 20 Year Old Boy

Lebanon: 11 Year Old Girl Elopes with 20 Year Old Boy
Mon 03-02-2014

An 11-year-old Lebanese girl eloped with a boy she loves and sent a video film to her father to stop searching for her because she will be marrying the boy she eloped with.

Relatives of Fatima accused her 21-year-old boy of abducting her and called the authorities to help them find their daughter.

But in a YouTube video, the girl asked her father to stop searching for her, saying, "I will not return home because I will get married and will stay with my husband forever."

Newspapers said the families of the couple in the northern town of Akkar near the Syrian border, had reconasiled.

They said the reconciliation resulted in the marriage of the girl and her lover Mahmoud Salauddin but added that her father refused to attend the wedding.

"Her father refused to bless the marriage or attend the wedding because he is still angry and could not accept the situation," Fatima’s uncle Khaled Al Qarhani said.

Source: Emirates 24/7