Syria -releases female prisoners in hostage deal-

Friday, 25 October 2013 - 11:28




At least 48 female prisoners have been released by the Syrian government in one of the final stages of a complex three-way hostage deal.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the government of President President Bashar al-Assad had freed them over the last two days.

Meanwhile electricity is slowly returning to Damascus after a rebel attack on a gas pipeline.

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