Islamic State releases 50 Christian hostages in Syria
October 16, 2015
The Islamic State has released at least 50 Christians who were seized in August in Qaryatayn, Syria, and have been held captive since that time, the Fides news service reports.
The captives were released on October 11, and returned to an area under the control of the Syrian government. Their release came shortly after the release of Father Jacques Murad, who had been trying to negotiate the release of more than 200 people captured by the Islamic State during offensive drives this year.
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