Rebels were close to taking over the central prison of Aleppo after two suicide bombs [were detonated] and clashes were ongoing, activists reported.
''Fifty regime soldiers have been killed, among them a high ranking officer. More than 500 detainees have been released, including women,” local sources said.
The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported ongoing clashes inside the prison buildings between Bashar al-Assad’s forces and Jabhat al-Nusra, an al-Qaeda-linked group backed by the Islamic Ahrar al-Sham fighters.
Hours ago, two suicide bombers from Jabhatal-Nusra detonated [explosives on] themselves inside the gates of the prison by the regime barricades. The two men were killed along with at least seven from regime forces and Assad's air force retaliated by striking the areas surrounding the prison, according to SOHR.
Translated and edited by The Syrian Observer