Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel snipers haunt Christian town of Maaloula
Posted on 09/19/2013 2:31:33 PM PDT by george76
Al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels continue to haunt the predominantly Christian town of Maaloula as regime fighters struggle to regain power there.
Maaloula, about 35 miles northeast of Damascus, the capital, is nestled under a large cliff, the summit of which is controlled by the rebels. Invisible snipers continue to pepper the residents below.
We never see them, but we hear the shots fired by their Dragunovs, the Russians favorite sniper rifle, said a soldier as he hid behind a wall, Agence France-Presse reported.
al-Qaeda-linked Syrian rebels in Maaloula had forced at least one person to convert to Islam at gunpoint and executed another one after he refused
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The top of the cliff above Maaloula needs to be lined with land mines. LOTS of them.
Our allies against terrorism . . .
This must be propaganda by Putin and Assad.
The Obama administration says it is an internal civil uprising and that there are no significant foreign forces involved.
(unless you count Obama supplying weapons to the rebels)
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