Regime Frees Women, Children in Prisoner Exchange South of Damascus

Damascus rebels free Hezbollah militant in exchange for eight people, including four women and three children

The Assad regime has freed eight people, including four women and three children, in a prisoner exchange with rebels in Damascus late on Monday, a rebel commander told Zaman al Wasl.

Abu Nafea al-Dimashqi, commander of the Dhuha al-Islam Brigade, said the prisoner swap included a Hezbollah militant who was taken captive a week ago by rebels near the Sayeda Zeinab Shrine, south of the capital.

Youssef Tawfik Nashshab, 65, is a father of five other Hezbollah militants fighting in Syria, Dimashqi added.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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