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State TV claims military success in Latakia

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 01:04

AUG 17 - Violence continues in the Syrian city of Latakia after reports the government withdraws troops after what it claims was a successful mission. Lily Grimes reports.

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REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT OF THIS VIDEO. Tanks move through the Syrian city of Latakia. State TV says the government of President Bashar al-Assad is withdrawing troops after a successful mission against so-called armed terrorists in the al-Raml neighbourhood. According to residents hundreds have been arrested and taken to a stadium after a four-day tank assault aimed at crushing anti-government protests. Activists say at least 36 people have been killed. Video posted on a social media website claims to show state security forces attacking a Palestinian refugee camp in the city. Reuters cannot independently verify the content of this footage. Other video shows hundreds of people chanting anti-Assad slogans as they march through the streets of Homs and Idlib. Lily Grimes, Reuters

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State TV claims military success in Latakia

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 01:04