Syrian army recaptures key Christian town
Syrian solders Monday recaptured a historic Christian town, north of the capital Damascus, the country's official SANA news agency reported.
"Units of the Syrian army have restored security and stability to the town of Maaloula and are currently hunting down terrorists in its vicinity," SANA said.
Late last year, radical jihadists from the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front took control of Maaloula, a rugged region known as al-Qalamoun, 55 km north of Damascus.
The town is crucial for the rebels who hope to tighten their grip on areas surrounding Damascus.
The recapture of the town would help government troops secure the international road that connects Damascus with central and northern provinces.
It is one of the oldest cradles of Christianity in Syria.
(Posted on 14-04-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
MORE MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS:
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS: