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Now those whom the rebels aimed to liberate are trapped in the battle. The prison’s 4,600 inmates, including 150 women, are a mix of common criminals, rebels and opposition activists and supporters, according to the London-based Syrian Network for Human Rights, which monitors the conflict through a network of activists on the ground. Around 1,300 of the inmates have completed their sentences but have not been freed by authorities, the group says.
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