Syria frees 1,180 prisoners

Syria has released 1,180 prisoners who were arrested during the past few months of unrest in the country.

The prisoners were released on Tuesday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

Earlier on November 5, 553 detainees were also released on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.

Syria has chosen to free the prisoners as part of efforts to end the months-long unrest in the country.

The release of prisoners comes as on Monday, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem censured a decision made by the Arab League (AL) to suspend the country’s membership.

The Syrian foreign minister said that the decision against Damascus was made despite the implementation of measures requested by the AL to end the unrest in the country.

The Arab League announced the suspension of Syria during an emergency session in Cairo on Saturday and called for the imposition of sanctions on Syria.

Muallem described the decision as “illegitimate and dangerous.”

Millions of Syrians took to the streets in several cities across the country on Sunday to condemn the Arab League decision and express their support for the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed in the turmoil.

On Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said 34 Syrian soldiers were killed in an attack by armed groups in the southern province of Daraa. According to the observatory, 12 armed men and over 20 civilians were also killed in the clashes.
The Syrian government says that the chaos is being orchestrated from outside the country and the security forces have been given clear instructions not to harm civilians. The gangs are financed and supported by US, France, Israel and their regional allies. This terrorist group kills civilians then blame the Syrian Security Forces. The US-Backed armed groups also kill the security forces. On the contrary to the reality in Syria, the world media misinforms the people and lies about what is really hapening in Syria. Especially Al- Ja zeera Tv and some west media are producing false news about Syria. These coloured media say that they will go on producing false news if Syria continue to be a key between the Iran, Islamic Resistances like Hamas, Islami Jihad and Lebanese Hezbollah movements.

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