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Abbotsford kids taken

An Abbotsford mother is desperately trying to get her children home after their father allegedly abducted them to the Middle East.

Nine-year-old Mia and seven-year-old Liam were visiting with their biological father Wissam Tarabichi for a one week-holiday from March 24 to 31.

Their mother, Shelley, was told he was taking them to Seattle and they would return to school on April 3.

“He allegedly abducted them to the Middle East and the three are in Beirut, Lebanon,” reads a statement on a GoFundMe account by Heather Drader.

According to Drader, Tarabichi sold his home in Abbotsford and all the contents inside.

“Their exact whereabouts are currently unknown,” states Drader.

Confirmation has been provided to the family that Mia and Liam did cross the border from Abbotsford to Washington State on March 24. The three then flew from Seattle to Paris and Paris to Beirut.

The two children have only ever lived in Abbotsford.

“Mia and Liam, we love you and will see you soon,” said Shelley.

The GoFundMe account has raised over $28,000 and will be used to help relieve financial pressure as the family looks into legal representation in Lebanon to bring the children home.



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