WORLD NEWS SYRIA-ROADTRIP 8 MCT

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An Army officer presents a Syrian flag to Bushra Saleh, the father of Ibrahim Yeya Issa, a 32-year-old Army soldier killed fighting Islamist rebels. Two of Saleh's other sons are fighting in the army. They belong to President Bashar Assad's Alawite sect and are fiercely loyal to the Syria leader.

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