Syrian offensive aims to retake jail

Rebels claim they freed over 300 prisoners but more remain trapped amid government shelling in Idlib.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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