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More than 2,000 detainees were released Wednesday by the Syrian government as rebels freed 48 Iranians held since August in the first major prisoner swap of the country’s civil war. The uprising against Mr. Assad began in March 2011. (Associated Press via IHH)

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A combat rifle is a military service rifle that fires a full-power rifle cartridge, a mainstay of every modern army in the world. See the best combat rifles ever made.