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Bombs force exodus from Syrian tourist town
As many as 90 per cent of Aazaz residents leave during three days of non-stop bombardment.
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2012 22:00

An estimated 90 per cent of the residents of Aazaz town, in northern Aleppo province, have fled as a result of three days of non-stop bombardment by government forces.

The once-bustling northern town, now deserted and in ruins, was formerly a trendy destination for shoppers and local tourists.

Al Jazeera’s Jamal Elshayyal reports.

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Al Jazeera
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