360° Coverage : Syria rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap

11 Updates
Syria rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap
Photo Credit: KHALIL MAZRAAWI, Getty Images

Syria rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap

Jan 9 2013, 12:51pm CST | by

Damascus, Jan 9 (IANS) Syrian rebels Wednesday freed 48 Iranians in exchange for over 2,000 regime detainees in deal with Damascus brokered by some regional countries, Xinhua reported.

Damascus, Jan 9 — Syrian rebels Wednesday freed 48 Iranians in exchange for over 2,000 regime detainees in deal with Damascus brokered by some regional countries, Xinhua reported. As many as 2,130...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Syria rebels free 48 Iranians in prisoner swap

Jan 9 2013, 12:51pm CST | by

Damascus, Jan 9 (IANS) Syrian rebels Wednesday freed 48 Iranians in exchange for over 2,000 regime detainees in deal with Damascus brokered by some regional countries, Xinhua reported.

Damascus, Jan 9 — Syrian rebels Wednesday freed 48 Iranians in exchange for over 2,000 regime detainees in deal with Damascus brokered by some regional countries, Xinhua reported.

As many as 2,130 prisoners, including two Turkish nationals, held by the Syrian government were involved in the swap deal. However, details surrounding the prisoners remained murky, as some say they were civilian activists while others say those were rebels.

The released Iranians had been abducted by Syrian militants in Damascus in August 2012. Iran said they were pilgrims, while the Syrian rebels alleged that they were Iranian military officials in Syria.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
11

3 weeks ago

British jihadist bragging about beheading 'is killed in Syria'

Nov 5 2014 2:31am CST | Source: Daily Express

A BRITISH jihadist who bragged about beheading his enemies is believed to have been killed while fighting ...
Source: Daily Express   Full article at: Daily Express
 

 
Update
10

3 weeks ago

Shiites mark holy day in defiance of jihadists

Nov 4 2014 2:30pm CST | Source: Business Insider

Karbala (Iraq) (AFP) - Huge crowds of Shiites gathered in Iraq and Lebanon Tuesday to mark a key holy day in defiance of jihadists from the Islamic State group.Police and troops were out in force as hundreds of thousands of pilgrims massed in the Iraqi shrine city of Karbala to commemorate Ashura.Tens of thousands more rallied in Beirut, where the head of the Shiite militant Hezbollah movement, Hassan Nasrallah, ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider
 

 
Update
9

3 weeks ago

Syria: Islamic extremists pledge to press ahead with battle for Kobani

Nov 4 2014 1:08pm CST | Source: Euronews

Vowing to pursue their fight for Kobani, Islamic extremists have released footage purported to show what is left of the Syrian border tow ...
Source: Euronews   Full article at: Euronews
 

 
Update
8

3 weeks ago

 
Update
7

3 weeks ago

As Tunisia Goes To The Polls, What Next For The Arab Spring's Only True Success?

Nov 4 2014 8:52am CST | Source: Forbes Real Time

Tunisia is where it all started. In December 2010, protests began among Tunisians unhappy about their employment prospects and the political restrictions imposed upon them. This was the opening salvo of the Arab Spring, a period of upheaval and often conflict that has ...
Source: Forbes Real Time   Full article at: Forbes Real Time
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Syria’s better-offs seek fun as war grinds on

Nov 4 2014 6:13am CST | Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A vampire, a medieval knight and a man dressed as an Islamic militant walk into a blue-lit bar in a Damascus hotel, all determined to have fun at the costume party. The music is pounding, a break dancer stands on his head and in the DJ booth, a man and woman are kissing. Over the Read More...The post Syria’s better-offs seek fun as war grinds on appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Conte ...
Source: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram   Full article at: Elyria Chronicle-Telegram
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Spice Girls and Towie Fan Tareena Shakil 'Safe' in Isis Stonghold After Fleeing Britain With Son

Nov 4 2014 4:16am CST | Source: IBTimes UK

Tareena Shakil fled Britain with 14-month-old son Zaheem to become Jihadi bride in Raqq ...
Source: IBTimes UK   Full article at: IBTimes UK
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Video claims to show residential shelling in Syria

Nov 4 2014 3:03am CST | Source: Euronews

no comment : Video claims to show residential shelling ...
Source: Euronews   Full article at: Euronews
 

 
Update
2

3 weeks ago

Isis Frees 93 Syrian Kurds After Nine-Month Captivity

Nov 4 2014 2:53am CST | Source: IBTimes World

Nearly 100 people accused of being part of Kurdish Democratic Union Party were abducted in ...
Source: IBTimes World   Full article at: IBTimes World
 

 
Update
1

3 weeks ago

Al Qaeda Ally's Advance Imperils Moderate Syrian Rebels

Nov 4 2014 1:06am CST | Source: WSJ.com: Europe Home

Fighters from al Qaeda’s Syrian branch have advanced along a northern area bordering Turkey after driving out several moderate factions from longtime strongholds, complicating the U.S. effort to recruit and train the Syr ...
Source: WSJ.com: Europe Home   Full article at: WSJ.com: Europe Home
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Albania opens Communist-era nuclear bunker to public
Tirana, Nov 29 (IANS/EFE) The Albanian government has opened to the public the country's biggest Communist-era nuclear bunker, a secret symbol of the 40-year Cold War and the extravagances of the Communist regime.
 
 
Alleged flu vaccine-related deaths spark fears in Italy
Rome, Nov 29 (IANS) At least nine people were reported to have died in Italy for reasons allegedly linked to a flu vaccine which has been suspended by the Italian competent authority for drugs AIFA, media reported Friday.
 
 
Ireland to repay 9 billion euros IMF loans by year end
Dublin, Nov 29 (IANS) Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said Friday his country will repay 9 billion euros ($11 billion) of the bailout loans it owed to the International Monetary Fund(IMF) by the end of the year.
 
 
China to use new test to prevent Ebola
Beijing, Nov 28 (IANS) Chinese health authorities have approved three home-grown Ebola test reagents to be used for preventing the virus' spread.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Abigail Breslin slams ex Michael Clifford
Abigail Breslin has slammed her ex, Michael Clifford. The 'My Sister's Keeper' actress went on a date with the 5 Seconds of Summer guitarist last year but it seems as though it didn't end well after she released a song...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kevin Bacon to sizzle in Jungle
Kevin Bacon is to star in 'Jungle'. The 56-year-old actor will appear in the survival drama, which is based on the true story of Yossi Ghinsberg, an adventurer who found himself lost in the Amazon rainforest for three...
Read more on Movie Balla
 
Mickey Rourke to return to boxing at 62
Mickey Rourke will return to boxing aged 62. The actor will come out of retirement and step into the ring tonight (11.28.14) for the first time in 20 years as he competes against 29-year-old Elliot Seymour. He said: ''...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kristen Stewart: Actors are isolated
Kristen Stewart claims actors become ''isolated'' because of their fame. The 24-year-old actress has become one of the biggest movie stars in the world following her portrayal of Bella Swan in the 'Twilight' franchise...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Burt Reynolds to sell memorabilia
Burt Reynolds is selling over 600 personal items to stave off bankruptcy. The 78-year-old Hollywood star is reportedly struggling financially so will see awards, cars and costumes go under the hammer in Las Vegas next...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Eddie Redmayne's fear of failure
Eddie Redmayne has a fear of failure. The 'Theory of Everything' star has admitted that like fellow actor, Rachel Weisz, he worries about ever getting hired again. He said: ''I was reading an interview with Rachel Weisz...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Where to Find Black Friday Car Deals
The Black Friday Car Sales events have gained traction over the past couple of years. This year several major brands ran nation-wide commercials announcing their Car Black Friday deals. In the beginning it was creative...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Indian Aces win inaugural IPTL tie
Manila, Nov 28 (IANS) The much-awaited inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) got off to a flying start with the Indian Aces notching an impressive 26-16 first victory against the Singapore Slammers at...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Australian navy's largest ship commissioned
Canberra, Nov 28 (IANS) HMAS Canberra, a 27,000-tonne landing helicopter dock (LHD), was commissioned Friday, providing the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) with one of the world's most capable and sophisticated amphibious...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Sindhu, Prannoy enter Macau Open semis
Macau, Nov 28 (IANS) Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and H.S. Prannoy came out with contrasting wins to enter their respective semi-finals at the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold here Friday. While defending champion...
Read more on Sport Balla