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Syrian forces make gains against rebels in country's south
Syrian forces make gains against rebels in country's south

Syrian forces fighting to push back opposition gains in the southern part of the country wrested control of a number of villages Friday, according to government and rebel accounts, as the military pressed an offensive south of Damascus, the capital. The Syrian state news agency reported that army units had "killed many terrorists" and opposition targets in rural areas of Damascus and Dara provinces. Syrian forces launched a major attack in the region this week. Mayadeen TV, a Lebanese news channel with journalists embedded with Syrian forces, showed images depicting loyalist tanks and troops making their way through deserted villages. The channel also carried an interview...

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