Soldiers in village near Maaloula in Syria
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Syria crisis: 'Loud explosions' heard near Maaloula

Loud explosions can still be heard coming from the ancient Syrian town of Maaloula, says the BBC's Middle East editor, who is travelling with government forces.

Speaking from a nearby village, Jeremy Bowen said although there had been reports that government forces had retaken the town, fighting could still be heard.

  • 12 Sep 2013
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