Latest update: 20/01/2012
Army tanks pull back from rebel-held town Zabadani
The mountain town Zabadani, a rebel stronghold near Syria's border with Lebanon, was under siege for a month. Despite a week-long assault by government forces, the rebels drove back the army's tanks. The town is still starved of fuel and food, but as the Arab League's Syrian observer mission ended, residents of Zabadani enjoyed a fragile calm.