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Syrian offensive aims to retake jail

Rebels claim they freed over 300 prisoners but more remain trapped amid government shelling in Idlib.
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2013 06:57

Syrian government troops are fighting to retake control of the largest prison in Idlib province.

The prison houses both criminal and political prisoners.

Two religious groups and a Free Syrian Army Brigade freed hundreds of inmates on Friday, setting off intense fighting with government forces.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from outside the prison, west of Idlib.

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