Epidemic sweeps Syrian army

03/08/2010 21:55

From Ma'an News Agency

Bethlehem - Ma'an/Agencies - A mysterious epidemic has paralyzed Syria’s army, Israel’s Channel 2 reported Thursday.
So far, 14 Syrian soldiers have died from the unidentified disease and thousands more have been hospitalized, forcing the army to cancel training exercises, the channel reported.
The report added that the epidemic began in army camps in the north and has slowly spread south, with no indication yet of the cause.

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