Heavy Fighting Rocks Eastern Syria

(Reuters) Khaled Yacoub Oweis - Fighting between rebels and President Assad's forces erupted in eastern Syria, residents and activists said on Sunday. Rebels armed with rocket-propelled grenades attacked tank positions east of the provincial capital Deir al-Zor, in response to an army offensive against towns and villages in the tribal area bordering Iraq that has killed tens of people and stopped others reaching supplies and medical care.

2012-05-07 00:00:00

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