Syrian rebels free hundreds in attack on Aleppo prison; government drops more 'barrel bombs'

  • by: ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 6, 2014 - 6:40 PM

BEIRUT — A suicide bomber blew himself up at the gates of a Syrian prison Thursday and rebels stormed in behind him, freeing hundreds of inmates as part of an offensive aimed at capturing key government symbols around the northern city of Aleppo, activists said.

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