Famed Syria Christian town falls into hands of Nusra jihadists

5/9/13 Islamist rebels in Syria seize army checkpoint leading into Christian town of Maalula as fighting rages on ground. BEIRUT - Islamist rebels in Syria seized an army checkpoint leading into the Christian town of Maalula on Wednesday, a rights watchdog said, as fighting rages on the ground. "Jihadists from the Al-Nusra Front and Islamist rebels attacked a ...