Syrian army recaptures strategic southern town

After a two-month bombardment, the Syrian army Wednesday recaptured from rebel fighters the Horan region’s Kirbet Ghazaleh which sits athwart an important transit route to Jordan and is key to the town of Deraa where the anti-Assad uprising erupted in March 2011. Syrian opposition forces accused the Jordanian-backed rebel military council of failing to supply the town’s defenders with the weapons needed for repulsing Assad’s forces.


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