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        8/23/2012, Elul 5, 5772

      Syrian Rebels: Farouk Ash-Shara Under House Arrest


      Syrian Vice President Farouk Ash-Shara is being held under house arrest in the Damascus area, according to Yasser Aboud, Southern District commander of forces opposed to the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad.

      Interviewed by Sky News' Arabic service, Aboud added that security forces of the Damascus regime are surrounding Ash-Shara's residence and preventing him from leaving.