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Syria, UN in Homs aid deal as Aleppo fighting hots up

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Syria and the UN have struck a deal for aiding besieged areas of Homs, officials said Thursday, as an NGO said more than 250 people have died in regime barrel-bomb attacks on Aleppo. 

A man sits amidst the debris in a street in the old city of Homs on January 31, 2014

Also in northern Syria, clashes between rebels and troops raged inside Aleppo's central prison, after Islamist fighters assaulted it and freed hundreds of prisoners, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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