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Thousands flee northern Syria as crackdown widens

Thousands of people are reported to be fleeing the town of Maarat al-Numan in northern Syria, amidst fears that the army is preparing for a crackdown there.

But in nearby Jisr al-Shughour, the Syrian government say things are getting back to normal after troops and tanks moved in on Sunday, and it called on people to return to their homes there.

Caroline Hawley reports.

  • 15 Jun 2011
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