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Siege of Syrian soldiers ends as insurgent victories mount
Siege of Syrian soldiers ends as insurgent victories mount

Syrian authorities on Friday trumpeted the escape of dozens of soldiers trapped for weeks in a besieged hospital in a northern town even as Al Qaeda-linked militants said they had overrun the entire area and scored another victory against the government. The official Syrian news agency said the escape was made possible by an unspecified “tactical maneuver,” coupled with artillery fire and airstrikes against the rebels in the vicinity of the National Hospital in the town of town of Jisr al Shughur, in northern Idlib province. “The soldiers have been freed and left the hospital, carrying their dead or injured,” reported the state news agency. The pro-opposition...

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