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Suffering in Assad-supporting village

23 September 2012 Last updated at 19:50 BST

While many of the casualties in the Syrian conflict are civilians, the region of Latakia in the west of the country is seeing more of its men die in the government's service.

The area is a stronghold for President Assad's minority Alawite Muslim sect, and as rebels claim further victories against government troops funerals in the region are becoming more frequent.

Lyse Doucet, who was granted official access to the area, reports from the village of Addalia.