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    Live update | Freed UN hostages cross into Jordan

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    The UN says 21 of its peacekeepers, held by Syrian rebels have been released. The Jordanian government says they are in Amman, and will be handed over to the UN on Friday. Rebels had held them in Syria's southern Deraa province since Wednesday. Al Jazeera's Diplomatic Editor James Bays has more from the UN headquarters in New York City.