Syria's al Qaeda attacks besieged Shi'ite villages




 
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January 9th, 2015  
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Topic: Syria's al Qaeda attacks besieged Shi'ite villages


BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Sunni Muslim militants fought during the night to capture two Shi'ite villages in the country's north but were repelled, activists on both sides of the war and a monitoring group said on Friday. The insurgents were briefly able to control streets in the southern part of Zahra and buildings in the nearby village of Nubl, north of Aleppo city, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. ...

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