Sunni, Shiite rivals free hostages
Tension remains high as Syrian military lobs Scuds at rebels
Posted: February 23, 2013 at 5:17 a.m.
Gunmen from rival Sunni and Shiite Muslim villages in northern Syria have freed more than 200 people snatched in tit-for-tat kidnappings this month, easing tensions that threatened to touch off more sectarian violence, activists said Friday.
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