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Nuns Held by Syrian Rebels Released

Syrian rebels have released a group of about a dozen Greek Orthodox nuns who have been held since December. Syrian rebels, including members of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front, seized the nuns from the Mar Takla convent when fighters overran the Christian village of Maaloula, north of Damascus, in December. Lebanese media reports say the nuns were taken to Lebanon late Sunday and are expected to return to Syria, where they were to be met by church officials. The nuns, who are...

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