Islamist militants release 300 kidnapped Syrian Kurds

Islamist insurgents have released 300 Kurds in the country’s north who were taken captive on Sunday. Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front is suspected to be behind the kidnapping.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group, the captives were released after authorities in the Kurdish-controlled area of Afrin near the Turkish border freed three Islamist rebel fighters who were arrested last week.

Such tit-for-tat kidnappings have recently become a common occurrence amid the chaos of Syria’s ongoing civil war.

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Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish PYD party in Europe, said the “men were released by the Islamic militant groups who were holding them.”
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Source News: DW