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The Syrian army has sent reinforcements, including tanks, to the village of Maaloula – which has been at the forefront of heavy clashes this week. An ancient Christian sanctuary, Maaloula has been besieged by Al-Qaeda affiliated rebels since Wednesday. RT’s Maria Finoshina has gained access to the stricken area.
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