MIDEAST > Syrian government retakes strategic town of Kassab on Turkish border: State TV

June 15, 2014 9:38 AM

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Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kasab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported June 15.

"Units from the army are reestablishing security in the province of Latakia after killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons," the television said, referring to rebels who had been in control of the town for more than two months.

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