Syrian children ride a bicycle in Homs' Bab Amr neighborhood on June 3, 2014. AFP PHOTO/JOSEPH EID
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A car bomb exploded in a pro-government neighborhood in the Syrian city of Homs Thursday, killing at least seven people, state media and activists said.The Observatory said the Syrian government had released around 530 detainees under a "general amnesty" announced Monday by President Bashar Assad following his re-election. Thousands more prisoners are expected to be released under the presidential pardon. State news agency SANA Wednesday announced the release of 274 people from central Damascus prison, also known as Adra jail.Shammas said he did not know whether any other prominent activists had been released.
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