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Israel to Free Last Shia POWs

From Reuters

Israel will free within 10 days the last 119 Lebanese detainees whose release was demanded in June by the hijackers of a Trans World Airlines plane, a spokesman for Prime Minister Shimon Peres said today.

They are the last of 1,200 prisoners, most of them Shia Muslims, to be repatriated since their transfer to Israel in April as part of a gradual army pullout from south Lebanon.


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