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The link above (Pierre Piccinin) is to my post on Sept. 10, the day after the two hostages were released ... Piccinin gave a statement in French.

Belgian who had been abducted in Syria is back

(FlandersNews.be) - Pierre Piccinin da Prata, a Belgian teacher who had been abducted in Syria, is back on home soil. He landed at Melsbroek military airport at 5:40 this morning. He was welcomed by his parents, but also by Interior Minister Joëlle Milquet. The man had been liberated together with Italy's Domenico Quirico, a journalist working for the daily La Stampa, in Syria.

"Ce n'est pas le gouvernement Assad qui a utilisé le gaz sarin"

(RTL.be) - L'enseignant belge Pierre Piccinin da Prata, kidnappé en Syrie au mois d'avril et libéré ce dimanche, a accordé une interview à RTL-TVI ce lundi matin. Il a indiqué que le gaz sarin avait été utilisé par les rebelles, et non par le régime syrien.

Overheard the militants acknowledging that President Bashar Al-Assad was not responsible for last month's chemical weapons attack

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Sat Sep 21st, 2013 at 04:32:20 AM EST
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