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Syria denies riot in Homs central prison

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 18:45

Damascus: Syrian official news agency SANA denied on Wednesday media reports about riot at Homs`` central prison, claiming it is "absolutely untrue."

In a statement carried by SANA, an anonymous source said such news aimed to "buoy up the morale of terrorist groups."
Meanwhile, police officers clashed Wednesday with a "terrorist group" that tried to attack the police center at al-Saliheen area in the northern province of Aleppo, SANA said.

It added that the clash left two "terrorists" killed and several others wounded.
Meanwhile, opposition activists reported severe fights in Aleppo between government troops and armed rebels.

Aleppo, the second largest city and economic hub of Syria, has been witnessing escalation of violence since Saturday.


First Published: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 - 18:45
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