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Iranian engineers kidnapped in Syria released


Source: Mehr News Agency

Seven Iranian engineers who had been kidnapped in Syria in December last year have been released, an informed source at the Iranian Energy Ministry announced on Friday.

Unidentified gunmen abducted five Iranian engineers on December 20 and two others on December 21 in the restive Syrian city of Homs.

11 Iranian pilgrims who had also been abducted in Syria were released a few days ago.

An official told the Mehr News Agency that the engineers have been taken out of Syria and the will soon be brought to the country through Turkey or Iraq.

The official said all the engineers are in complete health.

The engineers were working on the Jandar power plant who were kidnapped by gunmen. According to the Iranian Energy Ministry, the Jandar project is 70 percent complete that will be fully operational by the summer time if the conditions get normal.

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