Qaeda in Syria briefly abducts prominent media activists

Fighters from a coalition of Islamist forces arrive on May 28, 2015 in the Ariha district of Syria's IdlibSyria’s Al-Qaeda affiliate briefly detained two of the country’s most prominent media activists who worked at a radio station in the northwestern Idlib province on Sunday, their employer said. Raed Fares and Hadi al-Abdallah were released about 12 hours after their abduction, Fresh FM said in a statement posted on Facebook. Fares, Fresh FM’s director, had been detained before by Al-Nusra fighters, who disapprove of what they term the station’s “secular tendency and support of apostates”, Taleb had said.

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