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Syrian rebels open new frontline in Latakia

Opposition fighters launch major offensive on port city crucial to battle against President Assad.

Last Modified: 04 Aug 2013 19:55
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Syrian rebels have launched a major offensive on the government stronghold of Latakia.

The port city is crucial to the rebel's bid to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

More than 100 people have reportedly been killed in the latest clashes, including government soldiers.

Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports.


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