Priest seized by Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria freed: Franciscan Order

 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.

Jerusalem: 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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