Syrian forces relax grip on town of Banias
10 May 2011 23:14
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(Recasts with easing of Banias siege)
By Khaled Yacoub Oweis
AMMAN, May 11 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces have released 300 people detained in the coastal city of Banias and restored basic servicesy, a rights group said, within hours of the government saying the threat from protests was receding.
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