Shia pilgrims abducted in Syria when returning from Iran freed to Turkish authorities
Syrian rebels have released Lebanese hostages kidnapped in northern Syria, an Islamist cleric who brokered their release has said.
"Thanks to God their transfer is complete ... They have been handed to the Turkish authorities," said statement from Sheikh Ibrahim al-Zoaby on Friday.
The office of Lebanese PM Najib Mikati confirmed that the hostages were en route back to Beirut.
"The prime minister received a call from [Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet] Davutoglu [saying] the Lebanese hostages in Syria are well and are on their way to Beirut," an aide to Mikati said.
- Written by Axmed
- Category: Middle East