Athens, May 2, 2013
Sedmitza citing the Greek ecclesiastical news agency Romfea and the Kurdish news agency Firat News reports that the army of the Peoples’ militia of Western Kurdistan have determined the identity of the abductors who kidnapped Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Aleppo Boulos Yagizi and Syrian Orthodox Archbishop Yohanna Ibrahim. They are Islamists from Feteh El-Hesun, which is part of the Syrian rebel “Liberating army”. The Kurds surrounded the place where the abducted archbishops are being held, and have given the militants a deadline for the archbishop’s release. If the deadline is not met, the Kurdish army intends to begin a military operation against the captors.