Middle East
Civilians bear brunt of Syrian conflict
Government forces accused of trying to flush out "foreign-backed terrorists" in areas free of opposition fighters.
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2012 18:48

Syrian forces have continued to bombard opposition-held areas in an effort to flush out the fighters it says are "foreign-backed terrorists".

For many Syrians, however, their towns have been the site of constant attacks despite being free of fighters.

Al Jazeera's Omar al-Saleh explains.


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