A picture taken on February 6, 2014, shows the Aleppo central prison during clashes between pro-Syrian regime soldiers and rebel fighters. (AFP PHOTO/AMC/ZEIN AL-RIFAI)
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Syrian troops 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.The crude weaponry has killed at least 260 people since Saturday, including 73 children, according to the opposition-aligned group.The 47 dead over two days were 20 soldiers, 22 rebels and five prisoners, it said.One foreign jihadist fighting in Aleppo, confirmed Britani's death on Twitter, but said rebel gains in the prison had been overestimated.Syrian state TV reported nine people killed and 19 others wounded in mortar attacks on regime-controlled parts of Aleppo city.An early death toll issued by the Local Coordination Committees opposition activist group said 35 people were killed across Syria Friday, but daily death tolls routinely exceed 100 people.
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