Syria: five Christians detained by jihadists released

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Father Jaklouf will be tried for ‘collaborationism’
(ANSAmed) – ROME, OCTOBER 13 – Five Syrian Christians have been released in the Orontes valley. They were detained at the order of an Islamic court in Darkush after being abducted by a jihadist militant brigade together with the parish priest of Knayeh, Father Hanna JAkllouf, and other parishioners in the night between Sunday, October 5 and October 6, local sources told Catholic news agency Fides on Monday.

The Islamic tribunal, Fides recalled, has ruled that Father Hanna must be tried on charges of collaborating with the Syrian regime. No details have so far been provided on the timing of such a judicial procedure.

Some 300 Christians still live in Knayeh and Father Hanna is continuing to serve as their priest, although his freedom is limited. (ANSAmed)