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SEP 05, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Syrian Rebels And Army Battle Over Regime-Held Christian Village Of Maaloula

BEIRUT -- Syrian government troops battled al-Qaida-linked rebels over a regime-held Christian village in western Syria for the second day Thursday, as world leaders gathered in Russia for an economic summit expected to be overshadowed by the prospect of U.S.-led strikes against the Damascus regime. Residents of Maaloula said the militants entered the village late Wednesday. Rami Abdul-Rahman, the director of the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights, said the fighters included members of the of al-Qaida affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra group. Despite heavy army presence in the village, ... Read More

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