BEIRUT — The Syrian government has released 13 jailed women, an official and an activist group said on Wednesday — a move that may be part of an ambitious regional prisoner exchange.
Meanwhile, al-Qaida-linked rebels strengthened their hold on an ancient Christian town north of Damascus, activists said.
In The Hague, the organization tasked with destroying Syria’s chemical weapons program and its arsenal said they had visited more than three-quarters of the sites declared by the government. The group said it expected to meet a Nov. 1 deadline to make declared chemical weapons production facilities inoperable.
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