January 09 2015
Fighters loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have driven back Sunni militants attempting to capture two Shi'ite villages in northern Syria, reports Reuters.
The Al-Qaida-affiliated Nusra Front and other Sunni militants attacked the villages of Zahra and Nubl, north of Aleppo, on Thursday night, according to a U.K.-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
The militants, equipped with tanks, were pushed back by the National Defense Force, a group of...
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