Tuesday, 23 June 2015

British woman held by al-Nusra Front freed in Syria

Members of the al-Nusra Front during an offensive to take control of the Syrian city of Ariha from Assad’s forces in May.

'The 31-year-old from from east London was detained in territory controlled by the al-Nusra Front, which is al-Qaida’s franchise in Syria. She was freed after negotiations with al-Nusra, who agreed to let her go because of her history of mental illness, those involved with the negotiations said.
 Tasnime Akunjee said the woman’s release was unlikely to offer hope to the families of Britons who have fled to Isis-controlled Syria: “Nusra are easier to deal with than Isis.” '

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