Syria releases 1,180 people held during protests

Syria releases 1,180 people held during protests

Earlier this month, Syria had released 553 prisoners on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, Xinhua reported.

According to a private Al-Watan newspaper, statistics of the National Hospital in the central province of Homs showed as many as 3,230 civilians and military personnel had been killed or injured by "armed gangs" in the province since the eruption of unrest in the country in mid-March. 

Activists said thousands of people had been detained during the eight-month-old unrest in Syria.

Protesters in Syria seek the release of those arrested during the crisis which, they say, is also part of a peace deal reached between the Syrian government and the Arab League, aimed at bringing an end to the Syrian political crisis.

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