DUBAI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Nine Lebanese citizens held in Syria have been released after Qatari mediation, Al Jazeera television on Friday quoted Qatar's Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah as saying.
The Doha-based broadcaster gave no further details. Eleven Lebanese Shi'ites were seized in Syria last year while on their way home from a pilgrimage to Shi'ite religious sites in Iran, their families said. Two were later released. (Reporting by Omar Fahmy in Cairo; writing by Sami Aboudi; editing by Andrew Roche)