Syrian forces fully control rebel stronghold near Lebanon (9)

The Jerusalem Post 2014.03.17 03:46
By REUTERS Car bomb in Lebanon targets Hezbollah for Syria engagement; battle intensifies to close border crossings to Lebanon. Bombing in Syria Photo: REUTERS Syrian forces backed by Hezbollah militants took full control of the town of Yabroud on Sunday after driving out rebels, helping President Bashar Assad secure the land route connecting the capital Damascus with Aleppo and the Mediterranean coast.
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