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Anti-Syrian regime protesters carry a giant Syrian revolution flag, during a demonstration, in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian President Bashar Assad "is not bluffing" about his determination to stay in power, Russia's foreign minister said in comments broadcast Friday, as negotiations to free 21 UN peacekeepers held by Syrian rebels dragged into a third day. (March 8, 2013)(Credit: AP)

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Syria rebels free 21 UN peacekeepers

Syrian rebels freed 21 UN peacekeepers on Saturday after holding them hostage for four days, ending a sudden entanglement with the world body that earned fighters trying to oust President Bashar Assad a flood of negative publicity.