Two Ontario residents held captive in Syria by an al-Qaeda affiliate have been freed
[NATIONALPOST] Two Chatham, Ont. residents held captive in Syria by an al-Qaeda affiliate, including a mother of two, have been freed and are returning home, ending an ordeal their MP said had left people at home at "wit’s end" to help.
Jolly Bimbachi and Sean Moore had been held by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
, an al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, the BBC reported.
Monday, news reports citing a federal government official said the two are returning safely from the war-torn Mideast country.
In November, Bimbachi flew to Leb to be reunited with her young sons ‐ Omar, 9, seven-year-old Abdel-Ghaniy ‐ more than two years after their father took them on a trip to Leb in May 2015 and didn’t return.
A month later, Bimbachi fled from Leb to Syria, hoping to reach
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and return to Canada.
She decided to flee after losing her legal battle to bring her sons home, her father Ben Bimbachi said.
The elder Bimbachi, who had communicated with his daughter on social media, said Syrian officials treated her well.
"I asked her so many times in different ways, ’If they were nice with you?’" he said.
She told him "they treat her like one from them."
Bimbachi said a Syrian officer responsible for Jolly allowed her to stay with his own sisters.
Posted by: Fred 2018-02-06