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Syria releases kidnapped Lebanese farmers

Syrian authorities have released two Lebanese farmers kidnapped last Wednesday by unidentified gunmen in Lebanon’s north and taken across the border into Syria, the Lebanese army said. A statement from the army said Mohammed Yassin Merei and Mahdi Hamdan had … Continue reading

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Syrian cleric says mediating release of kidnapped Lebanese

By: Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Lebanon – A Syrian Islamist cleric said on Thursday that he was mediating the release of Lebanese Shi’ite men whose kidnapping in Syria triggered protests in Shi’ite areas of Beirut and raised fears it could ignite sectarian conflict … Continue reading

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Authorities release suspects in plot to abduct Syrian colonel

İSTANBUL, Turkey – Three individuals detained by Turkish authorities for allegedly planning to abduct Syrian Col. Riad al-Asaad from a refugee camp in southeastern Turkey have been released by authorities in Adana after giving testimony, the Anatolia news agency reported … Continue reading

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Syria: Two Turkish journalists and Syrian assistants kidnapped

Reporters Without Borders is very worried about the fate of two Turkish journalists, Adem Özköse, a reporter for the magazine Gerçek Hayat and the daily Milat, and cameraman Hamit Coşkun, who went missing near the northwestern city of Idlib five … Continue reading

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Syrian activists report bodies dumped on the streets of Homs

By Ian Black Syrian opposition activists have reported dozens of bodies dumped on the streets of the central city of Homs in one of the worst single incidents of violence in the nine-month uprising against the regime of President Bashar … Continue reading

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