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January 9, 2013 6:14 am

Report: Syrian Rebels Trade Iranians for Prisoners

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Reuters – Syrian rebel groups have freed 48 Iranians captured over recent months in the country in exchange for prisoners held by Syrian security services, Iran’s state-run Press TV said on Wednesday.

The report did not give details but Iran’s state-controlled Arabic language television station al-Alam said its correspondent had confirmed the release of the Iranians.

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