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Thursday, September 29, 2005 

Syrian anti-terrorist police arrest three women

Three women have been arrested in Syria in connection with the attacks in Jibril, near Hama earlier in the month.

Five members of Jund Ash-Sham, who were responsible for the attacks in Qatar which killed one British person ealier in the year.

A battle with the group also resulted in 4 Syrian policeman dieing in the suburbs of Damascus. The police had raided a weapons store - the group claimed it was going to attack Damascus.

The Arab Organisation of Human Rights condemned this week's arrest because the women were not directly involved in the crimes. In July a group of women were arrested in Southern England in similar circumstances on the grounds that they were hiding information about the locations of their husbands - their husbands were wanted for an attempted bombing on London.

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