Situation in Syria and Iraq

Assad regime and Tahrir al-Sham exchange prisoners in Aleppo

Zaman Al Wasl – The Syrian regime and militant Tahrir al-Sham group have made a prisoner swap in northern Aleppo province, local activists said Saturday. 

The regime army released three members of the Tahrir al-Sham and a member of Ahrar al-Sham Movement.

In return, the former al-Qaeda branch has freed an army colonel held captive last year in Idlib province and a soldier who has been held captive since 2014.

The exchange took place in the town of Darret Ezza in the western countryside of Aleppo.

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