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Activists: Syria Releases 61 Female Detainees

Activists say Syria has freed 61 female prisoners, part of a swap that involved the release of nine Shi'ite Lebanese men abducted by Syrian rebels and two Turkish pilots snatched in Lebanon. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that at least 67 more prisoners are expected to be released as part of the complex deal brokered by Qatar and the Palestinian Authority. A Lebanese Shi'ite group in Beirut abducted the two Turkish Airlines pilots, whose country ...

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