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Tit-for-tat shelling between Syria’s Sunni, Shi’ite villages

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 00:54

June 19 - A series of amateur videos posted on the Internet on Wednesday purport to show tit-for-tat shelling between Syria’s Sunni and Shi’ite villages north of Aleppo, near where President Basher al-Assad hopes to stage a counter-offensive. Mana Rabiee reports.

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An "eye for an eye" in Syria. Amateur videos posted on Wednesday suggest tit-for-tat shelling between Muslim Sunni and Shi'ite villages north of Aleppo. Here, Sunni rebels reportedly fired a rocket at the Shi'ite village of Nabbul. That's where pro-government forces have set up their staging post for a counter-offensive against rebels in the north. Other footage, none of which Reuters can independently verify, purports to show shelling fired from Nabbul into the Sunni village, Mayer. The sectarian nature of the fighting in Syria risks splitting the country between its various groups. A combustible mix, in a conflict that's already killed more than 93,000 people.

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Tit-for-tat shelling between Syria’s Sunni, Shi’ite villages

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 00:54