Analysis: Islamic State Spokesman Says 'New phase' of Jihad Has Begun by Thomas Joscelyn. The "War is not over," he proclaims, as the conflict with the "Rejectionist Safavids" (Iranians) and others is still ongoing. Source 7s.
A few people being exchanged is always good as non combatants should not be held hostage. The fact that the Syrian government is also giving ISIL $27 million dollars will allow them to buy more hardware to use against others. This will see more deaths at ISIL hands.