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Syrian rebels shoot down war plane in Hama

Syrian activists said rebels in central Hama province shot down a government fighter jet on Monday, in clashes outside a village loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

 

Rebels began a push into Hama last week, declaring it a new front in their 21-month-old revolt against Assad. The largely Sunni Muslim rebels have now brought the fight to several minority Christian and Alawite towns, where Assad forces are located and where many residents are loyal to the government. (Reuters)