Kidnapped archbishops in Syria freed

A Syrian rebel chief confirmed the release of two Christian Orthodox bishops.

Kidnapped archbishops in Syria freed

World Bulletin/News Desk

A rebel commander in Syria on Wednesday confirmed the release of two Christian Orthodox bishops who were kidnapped in the country on Tuesday.

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Free Syrian Army Fatih Hassun told the Turkish press that Metropolitan Boulos Yazge, Antiochian Orthodox archbishop of Aleppo, and Youhanna Ibrahim, Syriac archbishop of the same city, were released a day after they were reportedly seized by Chechen fighters among Syrian rebel forces trying to topple the Assad regime.

Hassun said the archbishops were kidnapped by forces loyal to Assad to provoke a religious fight between the different religious groups in Syria.

Hassun said both archbishops were currently at a church without further elaborating their exact whereabouts. 

Last Mod: 24 Nisan 2013, 17:07
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