Syrian Rebels Free Iranian Hostages In Prisoner Swap

There has been a major prisoner swap in Syria, with rebel fighters handing over Iranians who have been held since August.

FOX News Radio’s Emily Wither reports from Jerusalem:

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This is a major prisoner swap involving 48 Iranians held for five months by Syria’s rebel fighters. They’ve traded them for 2,000 civilians being held by the Assad regime. 

Rebels says the Iranians they captured have links to their country’s powerful revolutionary guard, but Iran has denied this, claiming the hostages were pilgrims visiting Shiite religious sites.

In Jerusalem, Emily Wither, FOX News Radio.

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