Freed Iranian hostages arrive at hotel in Damascus

Damascus Wed Jan 9, 2013 9:54am EST

Iranians released by Syrian rebels arrive at a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013. Forty eight Iranians released by Syrian rebels in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government arrived at the Sheraton hotel in central Damascus on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. The men were accompanied by the Iranian ambassador to Syria and arrived in six small buses, looking tired but in good health. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri

Iranians released by Syrian rebels arrive at a hotel in Damascus January 9, 2013. Forty eight Iranians released by Syrian rebels in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government arrived at the Sheraton hotel in central Damascus on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said. The men were accompanied by the Iranian ambassador to Syria and arrived in six small buses, looking tired but in good health.

Credit: Reuters/Khaled al-Hariri

Related Topics

Damascus (Reuters) - Forty eight Iranians released by Syrian rebels in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government arrived at the Sheraton hotel in central Damascus on Wednesday, a Reuters witness said.

The men were accompanied by the Iranian ambassador to Syria and arrived in six small buses, looking tired but in good health. (Reporting by Marwan Makdesi; Editing by Janet Lawrence)

FILED UNDER:
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Comments (2)
kenradke11 wrote:
I demand the release of the armed Turkish group immediately or you will pay the Price Assad! Now is the time…sign the release forms or Turkey will kick your butt!

Jan 09, 2013 7:46am EST  --  Report as abuse
Doc62 wrote:
The US has NOT forgotten the 52 American hostages Iran took back in 1979. Good for the rebels! Got to go see “Argo”. I’d love to tie a tight yellow ribbon around Assad’s scurvy neck! Let him swing like Saddam!

Jan 09, 2013 9:50am EST  --  Report as abuse
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.