Rebels take Syria’s largest dam

Al-Qaida-linked group controls water flow from Lake Assad

Posted: February 12, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Syrian President Bashar Assad receives Patriarch John Yazigi, the Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, in Damascus, Syria, on Monday.

Syrian rebels Monday scored one of their biggest strategic victories since the country’s crisis began two years ago, capturing the nation’s largest dam, a notable industrial symbol of the Assad family’s four-decade rule.

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