The Military Tribunal in Beirut, Friday, April 8, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A defendant charged with participating in a 2013 kidnapping of 13 nuns in Syria has denied committing the crime but admitted to taking part in the battles surrounding the abduction.With Thair Makshaf's testimony Monday, the Military Tribunal concluding hearings in the trial and will give a final ruling Tuesday morning. The nuns were eventually freed in March 2014 in exchange for the release of more than 150 Syrian women prisoners following Lebanese and Qatari mediation.Following the nuns' release, Mashkaf said that the Syrian army launched an offensive to retake the area of Qalamoun from rebel control, forcing him to retreat to the Lebanese border town of Arsal.
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