Middle East

Syrian forces bombard strategic rebel-held town

Incessant shelling has left Maarat al-Numan in ruins and deserted.
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2012 15:57

Incessant shelling has left the strategic town of Maarat al-Numan in ruins, forcing many of the 150,000 residents to flee.

Syrian state TV announced there had been a large earthquake in the town, but that is not what residents say.

Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports.


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