13 nuns released in exchange deal

Damascus frees 150 inmates

Posted: March 11, 2014 at 4:04 a.m.

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian militants released Monday a group of Greek Orthodox nuns in exchange for dozens of women held in government prisons — a rare deal between Damascus and al-Qaida-linked rebels that was mediated by Qatari and Lebanese officials.

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