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Haffah Found Largely Deserted By Monitors

June 15 2012


United Nations observers have entered the Syrian town of Haffah after more than a week of combat, finding it burned and deserted, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Syrian authorities permitted the monitors to enter Haffah on Thursday, saying they had "cleansed" it of "terrorists."

It is unclear what happened to the population of 20,000, since few people were to be found. There were some pockets of Haffah where fighting appeared to be ongoing, said the monitors.

Many residents...

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