On Saturday, the nine Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped 17 months ago by rebels in northern Syria were set free, as were two Turkish pilots taken hostage in Lebanon in August, as part of an exchange mediated by Beirut and Doha.Lebanese authorities repeatedly thanked Damascus Saturday for accepting the rebels\’ demand to set free 100 to 200 women detainees held in regime jails.A day earlier, Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan Charbel had said a senior security official who secured the deal would hand over a list of some 200 names of women detainees to Damascus, and that the Syrian authorities were \”cooperating very well\” on the issue.
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- Lebanese Shiite pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed (news.yahoo.com)