• Jordanian kidnapped for ransom in southern Syria is freed

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Jordan's military says it has rescued a Jordanian civilian who was kidnapped for ransom by an armed group in southern Syria several days ago.

    The military-linked Hala Akhbar site said Sunday that the Jordanian man had been living in southern Syria and owned a farm there. It says he was tortured by his captors.

    The site says the man has returned to his family in northern Jordan.

    It provided no further details.

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