Today a group of the al-Qaida affiliated al-Nasra Front attacked the New Assyrian quarter. One unidentified resident is reported to have been killed. Many terrified residents fled their homes. The assailants let them flee and then occupied their buildings and homes. It took the Syrian army six hours to arrive and engage the group. Some of the assailants were killed, others fled to the neighboring al-Ashrafia Quarter.
The New Assyrian Quarter is now quiet and residents have been asked to return.
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