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Apparent Syrian Group Admits Holding Lebanese Hostages

June 01 2012


A previously unknown armed group says it is holding a group of Lebanese Shi'ite pilgrims who went missing last week, reports Agence France-Presse.

The previously unknown group, calling itself the Syrian Revolutionaries-Aleppo Province, said on Thursday that the pilgrims were in good health, in a statement received by the Al Jazeera news channel in Qatar.

Negotiations for their release could begin as soon as Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah chief, apologizes, said the...

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