Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Al-Jazeera Video: Rebels claim control of strategic Syrian town
A fierce battle has been raging in Syria's Idlib province for control of a strategically important town.
Rebels forces say they hold all but three checkpoints in Maarat al-Numan.
The Syrian army has been trying to block rebels from entering or leaving the town, which is on the main highway to the country's commercial hub, Aleppo.
Al Jazeera's Mereana Hond reports."
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