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Syria retakes Golan crossing after Qusayr triumph

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Syria's army recaptured the only Golan Heights crossing on the ceasefire line with Israel Thursday, in another setback for rebels a day after they were blasted out of the strategic town of Qusayr. 

A picture taken on June 6, 2013 shows Syrian men during a tour in Qusayr in the central Homs province. Syria's army recaptured the only Golan Heights crossing on the ceasefire line with Israel Thursday, in another setback for rebels a day after they were blasted out of the strategic town of Qusayr.

Austria, meanwhile, said it was withdrawing its troops from a UN peacekeeping force on the Golan because of the deteriorating security.

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