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Fresh Fighting Reported In Latakia Province

June 06 2012


Heavy fighting has again erupted in Syria's Mediterranean province of Latakia, according to a British-based opposition group cited by Reuters.

A rebel leader was killed Wednesday in Selma and six civilians in Haffeh, a mostly Sunni area, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

More than 35 people were reported killed on Tuesday. Government forces were said to have suffered heavy casualties.

Latakia province has a significant population of Alawites, who have opposed...

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