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Damascus Countryside Governorate receives bodies of five martyrs from Maaloula who were abducted by al-Nusra terrorists

Damascus, Damascus Countryside Governorate received on Tuesday the bodies of five martyrs from the locals of Maaloula town who were killed after they been abducted by the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra when they attacked the town on the 7th of September 2013.

Damascus Countryside Governor Alaa Ibrahim, who was at Jdeidet Yabous crossing point on the Syrian-Lebanese borders, said that Syria, in cooperation with the Lebanese side, restored the bodies of five martyrs who were killed several years ago by the terrorist organizations to be handed over to their families to bury them in their hometown of Maaloula.

For his part, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All East Gregory III Laham offered condolences to the martyrs' families.

Last Saturday, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch and All East announced the death of five of the locals of Maaloula town who were found dead in a cave in the Lebanese town of Arsal after they were kidnapped, along with another person whose fate is still unknown, by the terrorists of Jabhat al-Nusra during their assault on the town.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency