|dethalternate||Date: Saturday, 07-September-2013, 7:38 PM | Message # 1|
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|Christian village rebels' safe haven? 'They know US won't bomb UNESCO site' |
Syria government forces are conducting an operation against AL-Qaeda-affiliated rebel fighters, who have besieged the ancient Christian village of Maaloula. The army says the extremists have taken strategic positions on nearby hills - and there are still rebel forces inside the village. Maria Finoshina reports from the outskirts of Maaloula.