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Posted: July 12, 2014 at 2:44 a.m.

Syria rebels said to kill 18 in village raid BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels attacked a government-held village Friday, capturing parts of it after killing at least 18 soldiers and pro-government gunmen, activists said.

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