BEIRUT: Three Lebanese citizens recently deported from the United Arab Emirates arrived at Beirut airport Sunday, with more expected to come later as the reasons for their expulsion are still unclear.

Sources at Beirut airport said that three Lebanese citizens arrived from the Emirate of Sharjah, a day after four other deportees flew in from Abu Dhabi.

A flight departing from Abu Dhabi arrived in Beirut at 11 p.m. Saturday and carried four Lebanese citizens who were deported from the UAE, Hassan al-Ayan, the head of a committee representing Lebanese citizens who were expelled from the country, told The Daily Star Sunday.