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FRIDAY, 18 APR 2014
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Ibrahim upbeat about release of nuns
This video released by al-Jazeera shows Maaloula nuns. (The Daily Star/Al-Jazeera TV)
This video released by al-Jazeera shows Maaloula nuns. (The Daily Star/Al-Jazeera TV)
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BEIRUT: Lebanon’s General Security chief Maj. Gen. Abbas Ibrahim voiced Thursday optimism over the possible release of nuns kidnapped in Syria.

Ibrahim, who met with Cardinal Beshara Rai, said he had high hopes over the release of the 13 nuns who were taken by Syrian rebels from their convent in the historic Syrian town of Maaloula in December.

The general security chief told a local television station Wednesday that he expected the release of the nuns and two other bishops kidnapped last April in Syria in a month.

“A solution to the case of Maaloula nuns and the kidnapped bishops is expected in a month,” he told al-Jadeed television.

Ibrahim was in Qatar last month seeking the Arab state’s assistance in the case of the Maaloula nuns and the abducted bishops, Paul Yazigi and Yohanna Ibrahim, who were taken by gunmen while traveling to Aleppo from the Turkish border.

In October, Qatari officials and Ibrahim played a key mediating role in the release of a group of Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped a year earlier in Aleppo, northern Syria.

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