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Syria frees Canadian man held since last year
« on: August 09, 2019, 11:51:53 AM »
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Syria frees Canadian man held since last year

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Canadian Kristian Lee Baxter, detained while travelling in Syria last year, was freed on Friday, the second Westerner released by the Syrian government in two weeks with help from neighbouring Lebanon.

Baxter broke down in tears at a news conference in Beirut after arriving in the Lebanese capital from Syria, saying he thought he would be held forever.

“I didn’t know if anyone knew if I was alive,” said Baxter, struggling to speak as he choked back tears sitting alongside Canada’s ambassador to Lebanon and a Lebanese security chief.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-canada-syria-lebanon/syria-frees-canadian-man-held-since-last-year-idUSKCN1UZ124



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