Dozens escape Islamic State-run jail in Syria: monitor

March 10, 2015 8:13 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Around 95 captives have escaped an Islamic State-run prison in northern Syria, a group monitoring the war said on Tuesday, saying the escapees included about 30 Kurdish fighters.

The jailbreak happened in the town of al-Bab, 30 km (20 miles) south of the Turkish frontier, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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