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The Syrian regime will release around 300 prisoners from Aleppo Central Prison, said the Syrian official news agency on Tuesday.
According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the Aleppo chief prosecutor Ibrahim Hilal has granted the release of at least 300 prisoners. Still according to the Syrian news agency, President Bashar al-Assad had demanded to investigate the prisoners’ case.
An announcement was difficult to verify as the opposition claimed on May 23 that Syrian government forces had ended a year-long siege in the Aleppo Central Prison.
For a year and a half, the Aleppo Central Prison in northern Syria has served as battleground between Bashar al-Assad regime troops and opposition forces.
Regime attacks kill 100 people in Syria
At least 100 people, including 13 children and seven women, were killed on Tuesday in air and ground operations across Syria carried out by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces, according to opposition activists.
35 people were killed in Aleppo, 28 in Damascus, 17 in Homs, eight in Idlib, five each in Deir ez-Zour and Hama, and two in Daraa, the London-based watchdog Syrian Network for Human Rights said.
According to the Syrian Local Coordination Committee, (LCC), numerous houses were demolished or damaged as army helicopters dropped barrel bombs on areas under oppositon control in Daraya.
It was also reported that nearly 60 mortar shellings were found in the capital Damascus.
The Syrian Revolution General Commission (SRGC) said that fierce clashes took place in Aleppo between members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the regime forces.
More than 100,000 people have been killed during the ongoing three-year conflict in Syria, which has also internally displaced more than 6.5 million people, according to the U.N. Over two million Syrians are now registered as refugees in neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq.Last Mod: 04 Haziran 2014, 09:57