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Lebanon supervises return of Albanian families released from Syrian militia's camps

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BEIRUT, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- A number of Albanian families, who had been detained by the al-Qasd militia in Syria, arrived in Beirut's airport after midnight and were transferred to their country under the supervision of the Lebanese General Security, the National News Agency (NNA) reported Sunday.

Abbas Ibrahim, chief of the Lebanese General Security, supervised the transfer of the 19 members of the Albanian families in the presence of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama who came to Lebanon to accompany the families back to Albania on a private jet from Beirut's airport.

Ibrahim held a joint press conference at Beirut's airport with Rama, saying this is a continuation of previous operations carried out at the request of Albania to recover a group of women and children who had been detained for a long time in al-Qasd camps in northeastern Syria.

"After two years of long negotiations, the children and women have returned," he said.

For his part, Rama praised Ibrahim for his great efforts to help the release of the Albanian families, vowing to continue the work to release other Albanians from the camps. Enditem