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Syrian troops have broken a year-long rebel siege on Aleppo's main prison after heavy fighting with Al-Qaeda fighters and other Islamist brigades, activists and pro-government television stations reported Thursday.On Tuesday, government forces, backed by the air force, began a final push toward the prison.Aleppo Central Prison lies on a highway about 6 kilometers north of the city of Aleppo, once Syria's prized commercial center. The war devastated the city, leaving rebels controlling its east as Assad's forces hold its west. The center is in an army infantry base that was captured by rebels two years ago.
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