Rebels set new condition to free Lebanese hostages


Abu Ibrahim , spokesman for the Syrian opposition group Liwaa Aasifat al Chamal told LBCI that the remaining Lebanese hostages in Azaz will be released as soon as the new coalition forms a caretaker government, adding this will be “as a gift to the Lebanese people.”

Abu Ibrahim called on the news Syrian opposition coalition to hold its meetings in Azaz under the protection of the rebels , in order for them to communicate directly with the people.

Eleven men were kidnapped by rebels on May 22 in Azaz, Aleppo, northwest Syria shortly after crossing from Turkey. They were heading back to Lebanon after a pilgrimage in Iran.

Two of the kidnapped – Ibrahim and Hussein Ali Omar – have so far been released.