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Syria: Government forces close in on Adra

Syrian Arab Republic, Adra
December 15, 2013 at 22:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Syria: Government forces close in on Adra

Armoured units of the Syrian Army equipped with T-72 main battle tanks took a strategic road intersection known as the Baghdad bridge outside the city of Adra on Sunday. Armed forces continued to encircle the key industrial centre, in preparation for operations against the entrenched opposition.

The town, approximately 40km northeast of Damascus has been intermittently under control of opposition militants since an offensive was launched against the town on Dec 11. Elements of the al-Nusra Front and Islamic Front reportedly carried out a series of sectarian killings in the town, with dozens of Alawite, Druze and Ismaili Muslim civilians and militia fighters targeted.

More than 125,000 people have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of hostilities in March 2011, and millions more have been forced into refuge in neighbouring countries.

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Syria: Government forces close in on Adra

Armoured units of the Syrian Army equipped with T-72 main battle tanks took a strategic road intersection known as the Baghdad bridge outside the city of Adra on Sunday. Armed forces continued to encircle the key industrial centre, in preparation for operations against the entrenched opposition.

The town, approximately 40km northeast of Damascus has been intermittently under control of opposition militants since an offensive was launched against the town on Dec 11. Elements of the al-Nusra Front and Islamic Front reportedly carried out a series of sectarian killings in the town, with dozens of Alawite, Druze and Ismaili Muslim civilians and militia fighters targeted.

More than 125,000 people have been killed in Syria since the outbreak of hostilities in March 2011, and millions more have been forced into refuge in neighbouring countries.

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