Syrian forces pull back from rebel town

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Syrian forces pull back from rebel town

AMMAN - Syrian forces have pulled back from a rebel-held Syrian town near Lebanon after an agreement with insurgents to end fighting, a senior opposition leader in contact with residents said on Thursday.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Thu 19 Jan 2012, 2:14 PM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 2:31 PM

Dozens of tanks and armoured vehicles that had been surrounding Zabadani, 30 km (19 miles) northwest of Damascus, pulled back on Wednesday night to military garrisons 8 km (5 miles) away, and food and basic supplies have started reaching the town, Kamal Al Labwani told Reuters.

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