Syrian kidnappers release Lebanese hostage

BEIRUT - Syrian rebels released a Lebanese hostage who was among a group of Lebanese Shi'ite pilgrims kidnapped after crossing into Syria from Turkey in May, a rebel source said.
The source said the release of Hussein Omar, the first hostage to be freed, was a "good will gesture".
The kidnapping of the Shi'ite pilgrims inflamed tension in a country divided between friends and foes of the Syrian armed revolt against President Bashar Assad.