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Syrian state media: Islamists take Christian town, monastery

Published: 12.02.13, 18:22 / Israel News

Islamist fighters in Syria have taken over the ancient quarter of the Christian town of Maaloula and are holding several nuns in a monastery there, state news agency SANA said on Monday.

 

Fighting for the town, about five km (three miles) from the main road linking Damascus to Homs, is part of a wider struggle between rebel fighters and President Bashar Assad's forces for control of the strategic central Syrian highway. (Reuters)

 

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