Syrian army, Hezbollah advance in campaign against rebels in south: Damascus

February 11, 2015 2:42 PM

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BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and their Lebanese Shi'ite militant allies took new ground in a major offensive in southern Syria on Wednesday, pressing a campaign against Sunni insurgents posing one of the biggest remaining threats to Damascus.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which tracks the conflict, said the attacking forces spearheaded by Hezbollah had taken several hilltops and villages, and Syrian state television reported advances on Wednesday. A spokesman for a rebel group said they had lost ground, but described it as ins...

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