Iraq prison breaks Abu Ghraib

Hundreds of Iraqi inmates have escaped from two high security prisons near Baghdad after insurgents launched coordinated late-night assaults which left dozens of people dead. VoR speaks to Mohamad Ali Harissi, the Deputy Bureau Chief of AFP in Baghdad.

Both Abu Ghraib to the west of the capital and Taji to the north - came under attack - while mortar and machine guns were used to gain access to the jails. A senior Iraqi MP, Hakim Al-Zamili, said that about 500 prisoners had escaped from Abu Ghraib - whose inmates include al-Qaeda prisoners.

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