Jolly Bimbachi, who left Canada to reunite with her two sons, has safety left Syria after reportedly being held captive by a group linked to al Qaeda. (Photo courtesy of Jolly Bimbachi via Facebook)

Chatham Residents Released From Hostage Situation

Global Affairs Canada says two Canadian citizens, including a Chatham woman who traveled to the Middle East to reunite with her sons, have safety left Syria after reportedly being held captive by a group linked to al Qaeda.

According to the BBC, Jolly Bimbachi and Sean Allen Moore were released by the group, which was holding them as hostages in Syria.

When contacted by BlackburnNews.com, a spokesperson with Global Affairs Canada sent a statement via email.

“The Government of Canada provided assistance to the Canadians while they were in Syria and will continue to do so,” the statement said. “Due to the provisions under the Privacy Act, further details on this case cannot be released.”

Bimbachi left Canada for Lebanon in November 2017 to reunite with her two young sons.