A general view of damaged buildings in Aleppo June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Nour Kelze
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Hundreds of Syrians have been released from government prisons after an amnesty granted by President Bashar al-Assad to mark his re-election this week, a monitoring group said Friday.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 320 prisoners were released from northern Aleppo Central prison on Wednesday as Assad's victory in presidential elections was announced.The Britain-based group said 480 other prisoners, including 80 women, would be freed from Adra prison in Damascus province.
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