In the frame of choosing a political timing…a Turkish – Qatari deal led to the release of a Japanese journalist held since 2015 by “jihadist” factions operating in Idlib

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights obtained information from a number of reliable sources, about the handover of the Japanese journalist, Jumpei Yasuda, who was kidnapped several years ago in Syria, and in the details that the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory, the journalist, Yasuda, was released after he was handed over by the party that kidnapped him, to a military faction close to the Turkish authorities and operating on the Syrian territory, where he was handed over by the kidnappers who were holding him in the western sector of Idlib countryside, since he was kidnapped in 2015, by Al-Nusra Front (Al Qaeda in the Levant), then he was handed over to Hurras al-Dien organization, after that he was handed over to a Syrian Emir of the Islamic Party of Turkestan in the area of Kherbet Eljoz.

The reliable sources confirmed that the deal of handing over the journalist, was carried out under a Qatari – Turkish sponsorship, amid information about paying a ransom in return for the release of the journalist, and the sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that the journalist was handed over 4 days ago, but a political timing has been chosen to announce the release of the Japanese journalist, Jumpei Yasuda, who entered the Syrian territory on the 2015, and several persons were mediated to get large sums of money in return for releasing him, despite Japan’s rejection to pay such sums of money for fear of being considered as “a supporter to the terrorist organizations”

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