Syrian opposition brigade wants imprisoned female activists released in exchange for nuns, says rebel group
Syrian activists told the Associated Press Saturday that the Syrian government is still under negotiation with rebels to ensure the release of Greek Orthodox nuns that were kidnapped last week.
A spokesman from Al Habib Al Moustafa told AP Saturday that the rebel group wants to Syrian government to first release hundred of detained female activists in exchange for the 12 kidnapped nuns.
Negotiations between the rebel group and the government have been underway since the nuns were kidnapped from their convent in Mar Takla on Dec. 6.
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