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Syria rebels say hostages Iranian Guards: Al-Arabiya video

 

DUBAI: Al-Arabiya television aired footage on Sunday it said it had obtained from Syrian rebels of Iranians kidnapped in Damascus, in which a rebel fighter charges the hostages are elite Revolutionary Guards.
 
The rebels "captured 48 of the shabiha (militiamen) of Iran who were on a reconnaissance mission in Damascus," said a man dressed as an officer of the rebel Free Syrian Army, in the video screened by the Dubai-based channel.
 
"During the investigation, we found that some of them were officers in the Revolutionary Guards," he said, showing documents taken from one of the men, who appeared in the background.

 
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