Syrian forces clearing rebels from stronghold near Lebanon - source

By Reuters | Sun, 16 Mar 2014 07:31 AM

BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - Syrian forces in Yabroud were in the final stages on Sunday of clearing out rebels holed up there for months and had begun dismantling roadside bombs laid by the militants, a military source told Reuters.

Capturing Yabroud, the last major rebel bastion near the Lebanese border north of Damascus, would help President Bashar al-Assad secure the land route linking his Mediterranean...

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