Syrian Islamists exchange 25 women and children prisoners for commander

April 6, 2015 11:16 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist militants and fighters loyal to the Syrian government have made a rare prisoner swap, with insurgents releasing 25 women and children in exchange for one of their commanders, a monitoring group said on Monday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 10 children and 15 women were kidnapped by insurgents more than a year ago from Shi'ite towns in northern Aleppo province.

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