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Syria: UN monitors enter Haffa, amid massacre fears

UN monitors have entered Haffa, in western Syria, days after violent clashes forced them away from the town.

Observers tried to reach Haffa on Tuesday, amid fears a massacre was taking place, but fled after crowds surrounded and fired on their vehicles.

A Reuters photographer travelling with the UN convoy described the town as nearly deserted, with burnt-down buildings and abandoned shops.

Tom Esslemont reports.

  • 15 Jun 2012
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