Syria recaptures border crossing

June 15, 2014 3:04 PM

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Syria recaptures border crossing

Government forces flushed opposition fighters from their last redoubts in north western Syria near the Turkish frontier today, capturing two villages and restoring government control over the border crossing, activists and state media said.

The military's advances fully reversed the gains rebels had made during their three-month campaign in Latakia province, the rugged coastal region that is the ancestral heartland of President Bashar Assad.

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