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Syria troops 'retake most of Aleppo prison' from rebels

Syrian troops on Friday retook most of Aleppo's prison, after losses a day earlier, in fighting that killed at least 47 people in two days, a monitoring group said. But it was unclear if hundreds of prisoners had been able to flee, as reported on Thursday after Islamist and jihadist fighters had overrun the facility. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime aircraft were keeping up their daily assault on rebel-held districts of the northern city with barrel bombs.

Syria troops 'retake most of Aleppo prison' from rebels

Syrian troops on Friday retook most of Aleppo's prison, after losses a day earlier, in fighting that killed at least 47 people in two days, a monitoring group said. But it was unclear if hundreds of prisoners had been able to flee, as reported on Thursday after Islamist and jihadist fighters had overrun the facility. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime aircraft were keeping up their daily assault on rebel-held districts of the northern city with barrel bombs.

Syria troops 'retake most of Aleppo prison' from rebels

Syrian troops on Friday retook most of Aleppo's prison, after losses a day earlier, in fighting that killed at least 47 people in two days, a monitoring group said. But it was unclear if hundreds of prisoners had been able to flee, as reported on Thursday after Islamist and jihadist fighters had overrun the facility. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said regime aircraft were keeping up their daily their assault on rebel-held districts of the northern city with barrel bombs.

Syria, UN in 'Homs aid deal' as Aleppo fighting hots up

Syria and the UN have struck an aid deal for besieged areas of Homs, officials said Thursday, as more than 250 people were reported killed in six days of barrel-bomb attacks in Aleppo. Also in northern Syria, rebels seized control of most of Aleppo's central prison, freeing hundreds of detainees, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. A week after peace talks in Geneva at which the situation in besieged districts of the city of Homs was discussed, state news agency SANA said an agreement has been reached to allow aid in and safe passage out for civilians.

Syria rebels seize most of Aleppo jail, free hundreds

Syrian rebels on Thursday seized control of most of Aleppo's central prison, freeing hundreds of detainees, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. "Ahrar al-Sham and Al-Nusra Front (brigades) have taken control of 80 percent of Aleppo central prison and freed hundreds of prisoners," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP, adding that fighting was ongoing in the prison. sah-kam/ser/hc

Barrel bombs kill eight in Syria's Aleppo

Syrian army helicopters dropped barrel bombs on Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least eight people as they pressed a bombing campaign launched in mid-December, a monitoring group said. The ongoing regime campaign against Syria's one-time economic hub drew a harsh comments from US Secretary of State John Kerry, who called it barbaric. More than 150 people have been killed over the past four days, in a string of barrel bomb raids and other air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Barrel bombs kill eight in Syria's Aleppo

Syrian army helicopters dropped barrel bombs on main northern city Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least eight people as they pressed a bombing campaign launched in mid-December, a monitoring group said. More than 150 people have been killed in Syria's onetime economic hub over the past four days, in a string of barrel bomb raids and other air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The raids have prompted mass exoduses from several rebel-held neighbourhoods in the east of the city.

Barrel bombs kill eight in Syria's Aleppo

Syrian army helicopters dropped barrel bombs on second city Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least eight people as they pressed a bombing campaign launched in mid-December, a monitoring group said. More than 150 people have been killed in Syria's onetime economic hub over the past four days, in a string of barrel bomb raids and other air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The raids have prompted a mass exodus from several rebel-held neighbourhoods in the east of the city.

Barrel bombs kill eight in Syria's Aleppo

Syrian army helicopters dropped barrel bombs on second city Aleppo Tuesday, killing at least eight people as they pressed a bombing campaign launched in mid-December, a monitoring group said. More than 150 people have been killed in Syria's onetime economic hub over the past four days, in a string of barrel bomb raids and other air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The raids have prompted a mass exodus from several rebel-held neighbourhoods in the east of the city.

Toll rises as Syria regime bombs Aleppo

Syrian army helicopters carried out new raids over the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, dropping explosive-packed barrel bombs as they press a punishing aerial assault, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported multiple barrel bomb attacks across rebel-held parts of the city, where 30 people were killed in similar raids on Monday alone. The Aleppo Media Centre said one of the raids hit a school in the Masakan Hanano neighbourhood, and that children were among those killed.
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