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The Question is (as was whispered by Vlad into my ear), “how much money crossed hands between the two sides for the exchange to take place?

syrian rebels claim kidnap of 21 un soldiers Monitors handed over by rebels

Filipino peacekeepers were being held near Golan Heights

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Filipino monitors, who had been held in the village of Jamla since being captured by the rebel Martyrs of Yarmouk brigade on Wednesday, were taken to the border area by the insurgents. A Syrian rebel confirmed the peacekeepers had reached the frontier.

“They have been taken to the Yarmouk valley on the border by the Martyrs brigade,” said Rami Abdulrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. “The handover to Jordanian authorities is taking place now.”

There was no immediate comment from Jordanian officials, the United Nations or the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), which had said it would be ready to receive the peacekeepers when they left Jamla.

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