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Activists: Syria Frees 61 Female Prisoners

Activists say Syria has freed 61 female detainees as part of a complex three-way prisoner exchange involving the rebels and brokered by Qatar and the Palestinian Authority. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Thursday that at least 67 more prisoners are expected to be freed. The Observatory says that under the deal, Syrian rebels freed nine Lebanese Shi'ites, while Lebanese Shi'ites freed two Turkish pilots. The rest of the deal called for the women to be ...

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