June 13 2011
Elite Syrian forces have regained control of a rebellious northern town near the border with Turkey, reports the New York Times, citing officials and local witnesses.
The loyalist units bombarded Jisr al-Shoughour and the surrounding areas for days before entering unchallenged on Sunday, said witnesses. Tanks, helicopter gunships and warplanes were reportedly used during the operation.
Jisr al-Shoughour was deserted by the time the Syrian troops arrived, with most of the...
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