Middle East

Fighting rages on 30th day of Yabroud battles

Soldiers loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad stand with members of the media at Al-Sahl town, about 2km (a mile) to Yabroud's north, after the soldiers took control of it from the rebel fighters, in this March 3, 2014 handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. (REUTERS/SANA/Handout via Reuters)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 14, 2014, on page 8.




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