Syria frees 61 more women

Activists credit prisoner swap; blogger’s release ordered

Posted: October 25, 2013 at 3:07 a.m.

Dozens of female detainees were quietly freed by Syrian authorities, activists and a lawyer said Thursday, the latest in a threeway prisoner exchange occurring despite rival factions largely opposing any bartered deals in the civil war.

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