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article imageSyrian troops capture strategic town in offensive

By Sami Zaatari     Nov 19, 2013 in World
Syrian troops have managed to capture the strategic village of Qara, after three days of heavy fighting with rebels over the town.
The attack on the town of Qara is part of a Syrian military offensive in the Qalamoun region located beside Lebanon, with the Syrian military looking to cut off rebel supply lines from Lebanon and into Syria.
The town of Qara is also of strategic significance as it lies along a key supply route between Damascus and Homs province.
According to Syrian state television, the operation managed to "eliminate terrorists" as well as destroying weapons caches belonging to the rebels.
The fighting in Qara has forced thousands of civilians to cross into Lebanon according to the UN's refugee agency.
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