Various media sources are reporting today that Zainab al-Hosni is in fact alive and appeared on Syrian television. She has not yet been reunited with her family who doesn't know why she disappeared. If in fact she is alive, it is a wonderful ending to her horrific story.
Yet the story doesn't end there - it just gets stranger.
Many questions remain - was she forced into an interview against her will? Is she being used as a political tool? And perhaps the biggest question:
Who is the young woman in the morgue whom the family identified as Zainab - and buried?
Below is an excerpt from The Guardian on the deepening mystery behind this story: