Syria: 2,000-plus prisoners freed

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Syria: 2,000-plus prisoners freed

Rebels release 48 Iranians in first major swap
Freed Iranian hostages hold roses upon their arrival Wednesday at the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, Syria. Syrian Rebels freed 48 Iranians in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners held by Syrian authorities. Rebels and the U.S. State Department said most of the Iranian hostages were members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, but Tehran denied that.

Syria: 2,000-plus prisoners freed

Freed Iranian hostages hold roses upon their arrival Wednesday at the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus, Syria. Syrian Rebels freed 48 Iranians in exchange for more than 2,000 prisoners held by Syrian authorities. Rebels and the U.S. State Department said most of the Iranian hostages were members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, but Tehran denied that.
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