With the advancement of the of the regime's campaign in the Qalamoun area, the Christian town of Ma‘lula has been retaken. The town is famous for it's monasteries and had been taken by rebel forces in September last year, when some nuns were also kidnapped. During the recent fighting four reporters of Hizballah's al-Manar TV were killed by rebels.
Syrian Christians long to return to Maloula, by Roueida Mabardi, The Daily Star
After Maaloula, Syrian army heads to Zabadani, by Jean Aziz, Al-Monitor
Syria fighting leaves Maaloula, a historic Christian town, in ruins, by Patrick J. McDonnell and Nabih Bulos, Los Angeles Times