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Rebellious Northern Town Back Under Government Control

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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