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Syria army recaptures rebel bastion Yabrud

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Syria's army and Lebanon's Hezbollah seized full control of rebel bastion Yabrud on Sunday, dealing the opposition a strategic blow in the Qalamoun region along the Lebanese border. 

Syrian pro-regime forces patrol the road leading into Yabrud on March 16, 2014

An AFP reporter entered the town after the army declared it had captured the opposition stronghold north of Damascus, in a symbolic victory a day after the third anniversary of the outbreak of Syria's conflict.

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