File - This video released by al-Jazeera shows Maaloula nuns. (The Daily Star/Al-Jazeera TV)
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Negotiations continue in Syria between the regime and rebels to release thirteen nuns who were kidnapped last year from the historic Christian town of Maaloula, with local and international media reporting their imminent release.Last year, Ibrahim played a vital role in mediating the release of nine Lebanese hostages between the regime and the opposition.Qatar has become a vital player in the ongoing negotiations to release the nuns along with Ibrahim who was successful in securing the release of 9 Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria last year.The nuns were reported missing last year after rebel forces, including radical Islamist groups, seized the town, which is located on the edge of the rugged Qalamoun region, about 60 kilometers northeast of the capital.
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