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Syrian rebels kill director of Sednaya prison

The FSA says it killed Sednaya Prison director Talaat Mohamed Mahfouz. (Al Arabiya)

The rebel Free Syrian Army has killed Brigadier General Talaat Mohamed Mahfouz, director of Sednaya prison, a top FSA official said in a video uploaded on YouTube.

The killing was “in response to the massacres committed by [President Bashar al-Assad’s] gangs and shabiha [thugs] in Bayda and Deirat al-Fadil, and in response to all those who have been martyred and imprisoned in Sednaya,” said Sadiq al-Amin.

The jail, north of Damascus, holds around 4,000 inmates, most of them said to be political prisoners.

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Last Update: Friday, 10 May 2013 KSA 12:09 - GMT 09:09
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