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Canadian Baxter, held in Syria, released; meets media in Beirut

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BEIRUT (Reuters) – A Canadian citizen held in Syria has been released, and appeared at a news conference in Beirut with the Lebanese security chief on Friday.

“I thought I would be there forever,” said Kristian Lee Baxter, who was detained last year, breaking down in tears.

(Reporting by Tom Perry, writing by Angus McDowall; editing by John Stonestreet)

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