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Three suspects who allegedly killed Syrian bishops captured in Turkey

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  • Bill Samsonoff
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      Three suspects who allegedly killed Syrian bishops captured in Turkey

      KONYA - Doğan News Agency
      Tuesday,July 23 2013

      Three suspects have been detained and released in the Anatolian province
      of Konya after being suspected of killing Aleppo’s Greek Orthodox Bishop
      Boulos Yaziji and Syriac Orthodox Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim, who were
      kidnapped by armed men in Syria.

      However, the nephew of the one of the bishops has previously denied
      rumors his uncle had been killed after the circulation of an undated
      video showing two Christians, including a bishop, being brutally killed.

      Fadi Hurigil, the head of the Antakya Orthodox Church Foundation, also
      said they were sure that the bishops in the video were not Yaziji or
      Ibrahim.

      An operation was launched after information was obtained saying the
      suspects had illegally entered Turkey. A woman, identified as Fatim M.,
      and two men, identified as Mohammed A. and Ahmad R, were reportedly
      captured by police conducting security check on a highway between Konya
      and Ankara. The three suspects, reportedly Russian, Syrian and Chechen
      citizens, were sent back to their countries after official procedures
      were conducted.

      Bishop Boulos Yaziji and Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim were kidnapped on April
      22 in Syria by armed men en route from the Turkish border.
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