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Syria frees 1,180 prisoners
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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

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Added: Nov-15-2011 
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Tags: Syria, Uprising, Prisoners, Released, Change, Assad, Revolution, Rebellion
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