Iranian hostages in Syria freed

Eleven kidnapped Iranians in Syria have been released but 18 others are being held hostage, Iran's deputy foreign minister said on Wednesday.


He said the kidnappers wanted to pressure Tehran to abandon its support for the Syrian government, facing an 11-month revolt against President Bashar al-Assad's rule. Iran is one of Syria's closest and most powerful regional allies. (Reuters)


פרסום ראשון: 02.08.12, 21:36