Al-Qaida-linked rebels stage hit-and-run attacks in ancient Syrian Christian village

  • by: ALBERT AJI , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 5, 2013 - 3:25 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria — The sound of artillery reverberated Thursday through a predominantly Christian village north of Damascus as government troops and al-Qaida-linked rebels battled for control of the mountainside sanctuary.

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