Published on Sep 12, 2013
The Syrian army is battling small groups of rebels who remain in the ancient Christian village of Maaloula. Opposition fighters linked to Al-Qaeda have been in control of the area for almost a week – reportedly looting religious sites and forcing residents to convert to Islam at gunpoint. RT’s Maria Finoshina made it to the village following reports that government troops have re-captured it – but found pockets of resistance remain. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/c4fmtr
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