Syrian TV: Authorities regain control of Haffa

June 13, 2012, Wednesday/ 14:59:00

Syrian state TV says regime forces have retaken control of a rebellious mountainous village following eight days of fierce shelling and clashes.

Wednesday's report said authorities have managed to restore security and order to the region of Haffa and have "cleansed" it from the "armed terrorist groups."

The rebels had pulled out of Haffa overnight after intense fighting there and in nearby villages in the coastal mountainous province of Latakia.