Syrian rebels seize historic town in south: monitor

March 25th, 2015  
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Topic: Syrian rebels seize historic town in south: monitor

Insurgent groups fighting the Syrian government have seized control of a southern town near the border with Jordan after four days of battles, the Syrian Observatory for Human rights reported on Wednesday. A Syrian military source said there had been heavy fighting with armed groups in and around the town of Bosra al-Sham on Tuesday night. The ancient city of Bosra is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. The Syrian army and allied forces including the Lebanese group Hezbollah launched a big offensive against rebel groups in Syria's southwestern corner early last month.


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