Father Hanna Jallouf of the Custody of the Holy Land, was seized on October 5 by al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front in a village in northwestern Syria
Father Hanna Jallouf of the Custody of the Holy Land, was seized on October 5 by al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front in a village in northwestern Syria © Toufic Bou Mehri - Custody of the Holy Land/AFP
Father Hanna Jallouf of the Custody of the Holy Land, was seized on October 5 by al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra Front in a village in northwestern Syria
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Last updated: October 9, 2014

Priest seized by Al Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria freed

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A priest kidnapped by Al-Qaeda-linked rebels in northwestern Syria was released Thursday, the Franciscan Order said, days after his abduction alongside 20 other Christians.

"Father Hanna Jallouf has been released this morning... he is under house arrest at the convent of Qunyeh," the order said in a statement, without providing further details.

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