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Government retakes Alawite village in central Syria

By Reuters | Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:56 AM
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BEIRUT, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces seized a village inhabited by President Bashar al-Assad's minority community from Islamist fighters in a central province on Tuesday, state media said.

Insurgents including fighters from Ahrar al-Sham, Jund al-Aqsa and other Islamist groups had taken control of the village of Maan in the central province of Hama a few days earlier.

Residents of Maan...

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