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Zabadani: The town President Assad does not control

20 January 2012 Last updated at 22:38 GMT

Ten months into the uprising against President Assad in Syria, the BBC's Jeremy Bowen has been to Zabadani, the only town under the full control of opposition forces.

The town, which is just outside the capital Damascus, has been the scene of intense fighting in recent days.

But government forces have now pulled out, leaving the Free Syrian Army in charge.

Jeremy Bowen reports.