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Rebels demand halt to army operations in Homs; say five abducted Iranians are soldiers, two civilians.
Syrian insurgents say they are holding seven Iranians hostage and will not release them until the government frees a rebel army officer and stops military operations in Homs, a centre of revolt in Syria's 10-month-old uprising.
A video released by the Farouq Battalion, part of the loosely organized rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA), shows the seven Iranians, unshaven and wearing black shirts. They were sitting against a wall, a rifle propped up beside them….