Syria state TV: Two Italians held in Syria released

July 28, 2012 14:01

BEIRUT/ROME - Syrian forces freed two Italians workers from a group of rebels who kidnapped them earlier this month, Syrian state media said on Saturday.

Italy's foreign minister described the news of the release as a positive development.

"Our forces have managed to release two Italians who were kidnapped by terrorists in the Damascus countryside," state television said on Saturday.

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