Syria troops retake key town outside Damascus

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DAMASCUS: Syrian government forces on Thursday retook a key town on the outskirts of the capital Damascus after a months-long battle against rebels, a military source and state television said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group backed up the report. “The army, with the cooperation of the National Defense Forces [militia], has accomplished its mission of restoring stability and security to Mleiha,” the army command said in a statement.

AFP

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