Syrian army assault on Latakia continues

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The Syrian army is stepping up its assault on the coastal city of Latakia.

Activists say the army has rounded up thousands of people, and taken them captive in a local sports stadium.

And a UN spokesman says a Palestinian refugee camp in the city has come under fire, prompting thousands of refugees to flee.

Al Jazeera's Nisreen El-Shamayleh reports from the Jordanian side of the Syria-Jordan border.