Syrian army retakes loyalist village, scene of massacre

Over 20 civilians killed in Maan on Feb. 9 by jihadists

17 February, 17:14

    (ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, FEBRUARY 17 - The Syrian army retook control of the village Maan on Monday, which was the scene of a massacre the regime has accused jihadist rebels of being behind.

    Syrian state news agency SANA said that the soldiers had entered the village after ''eliminating the last positions held by terrorists that had infiltrated the area and committed a horrendous massacre of civilians, especially women and children''. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) had also reported a massacre in Maan, in which most of the inhabitants are from the Alawite minority, the same as that of President Bashar Al-Assad. The UN said that ''dozens of civilians'' had been killed. (ANSAmed).

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