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Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to recaptured Christian town

By Reuters | Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:36 PM
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* Islamist fighters prominent in anti-Assad rebellion

* Government recaptured Maaloula last week

* Easter visit highlights confidence in recent gains (Adds quotes from Maaloula residents, changes dateline)

By Firas Makdesi

MAALOULA, Syria, April 20 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited an ancient Christian town recaptured from rebels last week, state media said,...

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