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Fighting In Syria Border Towns Continues

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Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talks to NPR's Deborah Amos, reporting from the Syrian town of Atma near the Turkish border. Atma has been under rebel control for some weeks and activists and the town's residents are beginning to come to grip with local governance issues.
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