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Syria crisis: Battle for Christian town Maaloula ongoing

11 September 2013 Last updated at 18:48 BST

A fierce battle in an ancient Christian town in Syria is raging despite reports that government forces had retaken it.

The BBC's Jeremy Bowen, who has been to Maaloula, says "the fight is still going on" with rebels, "in quite a big way".