This video released by al-Jazeera shows Maaloula nuns. (The Daily Star/Al-Jazeera TV)
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The seizure of a dozen nuns and lay workers from the Syrian village of Maaloula last year re-emerged as a news item over the weekend with the posting of a new video of the "guests" of Syrian rebels.Such acts of hostage taking do little to advance the struggle to achieve political change in Syria. Instead, they focus attention on the regional parties that back certain rebel groups and the naked political and other interests of such foreign parties, which claim that they are helping the Syrian people.
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