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Opposition forces in Syria claim control of town near Jordanian border
Opposition forces in Syria claim control of town near Jordanian border

Anti-government forces active in the southern provinces in Syria wrested control of an army stronghold near the Jordanian border Wednesday, pro-opposition sources said, in a small but significant victory for the rebels. "The town of Busra al Sham has been completely liberated from the clutches of the [government and pro-government forces] after a battle that lasted for six days," Col. Qassem Hariri, a rebel commander of the Amoud Houran Division, said Wednesday in a video uploaded to YouTube. There was no statement by official state media, but pro-government outlet Al Alam news said government forces on Tuesday had repulsed an attack by Islamist "terrorists," who used...

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