World Bulletin / News Desk
Lebanese prime minister has eulogized Turkey's efforts for release of Lebanese hostages who have been kidnapped in Syria.
"Turkey is playing a crucial role for release of 11 Lebanese hostages who have been abducted in Syria. I suppose that they are going to set them free gradually," Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Miqati told reporters on Monday in Beirut, the Lebanese capital.
11 Lebanese hostages were kidnapped in the Aleppo district of Azaz on May 22, shortly after crossing into Syria from Turkey. They were on their way back to Lebanon following a pilgrimage to Shiite holy sites in Iran.
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