September 8th, 2013
04:44 AM ET

Syria Islamist rebels seize town

An al Qaeda-linked rebel group has wrested control of the historic Christian town of Maaloula from regime forces, opposition groups said Sunday.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the hardline Islamist rebels of the al-Nusra Front seized control Saturday night.
Videos posted on YouTube in recent days showed fighting between rebels and government forces in the tiny sleepy town, an hour's drive from the capital Damascus.

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  1. banasy©

    No US boots on Syrian soil. My position has remained unchanged. Saywhat: thank you.

    September 8, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I remain unsure how my name even came up. I couldn't care less who posts. Kumbaya.

    September 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    So of course im now blocked from responding! How typical!

    September 8, 2013 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And yes you are correct @ JR, i am not. But that doesn't mean i don't know who is, or the outcome no matter how much i wish i didn't! Especially in this case.

    September 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Funny how all of THOSE posts have just magicly disappeared! That, of course is YOUR work @ JR!

    September 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    @chrissy
    thanks and have a relaxing Sunday.

    September 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Your welcome and you also @ saywhat. And @ JR, knock yourself out with your childish behaviour! No Really! Knock yourself out! Lmao toodles!

    September 8, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    It looks like there was a drama here. Don't worry KR the name JR is mentioned. Whoever that is.

    September 8, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Tedium never takes a day off. Freaking boring.

    September 8, 2013 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Yawn.

    September 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Projecting again? It must smart that people aren't as miserable as you are.

    September 8, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Nope.

    September 8, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    This one isn't even funny. Must be a bore to be around.

    September 8, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Haven't figured out why his minders haven't stopped him, yet. OR is he knows who he is jacking with "Klovis".

      September 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Yawn.

    September 8, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    You addressed me first. Do keep up.

    September 8, 2013 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
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