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Syria's coastal town of Latakia: 'The army has taken the area'

Syrian government forces have attacked democracy activists in the port town of Latakia.

A resident told the BBC that the army stormed two residential neighbourhoods after shelling them with tanks and navy gunboats.

At least 28 people were killed and dozens more were injured. The BBC's Will Grant reports.

  • 15 Aug 2011
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