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Syrian army takes control of Duma town

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Syrian opposition reports that government troops have taken control of the town of Duma, near Damascus. The military had besieged the city for several days, firing artillery shells. According to opposition activists, dozens of people were killed in the fire attacks, many forced to flee the city. Those that stayed on had to face lack of food, water and electricity.

State media report that the army continued to pursue its opponents. They also cite dozens of deaths in the military operations.