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Syria rebels release Lebanese hostages


Syrian rebels have freed a group of Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in the northern province of Aleppo.

The 13 Shiites were taken hostage on Tuesday as they returned from a pilgrimage in Iran. A group of women who were travelling with them had already been released.

The men set free on Friday have been handed over to Turkish authorities.

The kidnappings sparked angry protests, with people burning tyres and blocking roads in southern Beirut.

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