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  Adar II 8, 5774 , 10/03/14

Syrian Rebels Release Nuns Kidnapped in December

A group of nuns who were kidnapped by rebels in the Syrian town of Maalula in December were released on Sunday night, thanks to Lebanese-Qatari mediation and handed to the Syrian authorities, AFP reported.

A monitoring group said the release was secured in exchange for some 150 women prisoners who were being held in Syria's regime jails.



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