Syrian insurgents kidnap then release 300 Kurds: Kurdish official




 
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April 7th, 2015  
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Topic: Syrian insurgents kidnap then release 300 Kurds: Kurdish official


By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist insurgents have released 300 Kurdish men in the country's north who were taken captive on Sunday, a Kurdish official said on Monday. Nawaf Khalil, a spokesman for the Kurdish PYD party in Europe, told Reuters by phone that the "men were released by the Islamist militant groups who were holding them". Idris Nassan, an official in the Kobani canton, said they were kidnapped by al Qaeda's official Syrian wing, the Nusra Front, as they were traveling from the town of Afrin, which is under Kurdish control, to the cities of Aleppo and the capital Damascus. The Nusra Front was part of an alliance of militant groups that captured Idlib city last month.

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