WORLD NEWS SYRIA-ROADTRIP 5 MCT

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Posters eulogising members of the city's large Alawite community killed in the civil war plaster a wall in Tartous, Syria. President Bashar Assad's minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Islam's Shiite branch, dominates his regime. Tartous' Alawites are fanatically loyal to Assad.

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