Myanmar rebel army releases Christian villagers held captive for 6 months
The rebel faction Arakan Army in Myanmar has released 52 villagers from the predominantly Christian Khumi community in the Western Chin state after they were detained for six months in a border camp.
Radio Free Asia reported the release last week, citing a local pastor and the Arakan Army. The Khumi villagers were abducted in February from their communities following a battle with Myanmar's military troops.
Some great news for a change. I'm so glad they've been released, alive and unharmed.
I still grieve for all of those poor school girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, years ago now, never to be seen since. I can't imagine what those poor, poor girls have had to endure, the daily grief their loved ones experience, and I think about how each of those girls must hope to see the friendly faces of their rescuers, every single day. Poor, poor girls.