In Assad's coastal heartland, Syria's war creeps closer

Apr 14, 2014    

LATAKIA, Syria (Reuters) - For three years, residents of Syria's Mediterranean provinces have watched from their coastal sanctuary as civil war raging further inland tore the country apart, killing tens of thousands of people and devastating historic cities.But a three-week-old offensive by rebel fighters in the north of Latakia province, a bastion of President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite minority, has brought the battle ever closer and shattered that sense of relative security.Rebels are now fighting in the hills overlooking the sea, bringing the country's main port of Latakia within their rang...

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