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Syrian troops seize key rebel town

Hezbollah fighters help take supply hub on Lebanon border

Posted: March 17, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

Syrian government forces walk after being deployed in Yabroud town, Syria, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters seized a key rebel supply town on the Lebanese border on Sunday, driving them from the area and scoring a major blow against them in the three-year-old-conflict. The fall of Yabroud immediately emboldened government forces to attack nearby rebel-held towns, pressing forward in what has been nearly a yearlong advance against rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad. (AP Photo)

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters seized a key rebel supply town on the Lebanese border Sunday, driving insurgents from the area and scoring a major blow against them in the 3-year-old conflict.

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