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Another man freed over 60 Minutes plot

AAP logoAAP 18/08/2016 Miranda Forster

A British man involved in the botched 60 Minutes child abduction in Lebanon has been released from prison.

Craig Michael, a member of the child recovery team led by former Australian soldier Adam Whittington, was among those jailed in Beirut in April after the failed attempt to recover two Brisbane children from their Lebanese father.

A supporter has posted photos to Facebook of a smiling Mr Michael at an airport behind a sign saying "free at last".

AAP has confirmed the photos are genuine.

The supporter, Sarah Sully, posted: "Only two are out though. Two more still stuck inside", in a reference to Lebanese men Khaled Barbour and Mohammed Hamza, who were also jailed over the abduction attempt.

"Craig was so sorry to leave them behind, just as Adam was. But at least we have two back home with their families x."

Mr Whittington was reunited with his family in Sweden in July after being granted bail.

He and two of his colleagues were charged with kidnapping after Brisbane mum Sally Faulkner's two young children, Lahela and Noah, were snatched from a Beirut street in April while being filmed by the Nine Network's 60 Minutes crew.

Ms Faulkner claims estranged husband Ali Elamine took their children to Lebanon on a holiday in May 2015 but never returned.

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