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Saturday, September 03, 2005 

The new battle of Hama: 5 militants killed

Syrian troops have killed 5 militants in Hama. They were members of Jund Ash-Sham, which has attacked Syria in recent months, and which has been the target of an urgent Syrian hunt.

Syrian forces are said to have raided a hideout in the Hama muhafazaat (region) - it's not clear how close they were to the city of Hama.

Last week the group killed 4 Syrian police officers. Jund Ash-Sham claimed responsibility for an attack in Qatar which killed a number of people including one Briton. They were also planning to attack Damascus.

In 1982 Hama was raided by Syrian troops after an attempted coup by militants from the Muslim Brotherhod - an estimated 20,000 people died.

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