Source: Syrian rebels capture eastern town of al-Shaddadeh

By REUTERS
February 14, 2013 13:53

AMMAN - Syrian rebels seized a town near the Iraqi border in the eastern oil producing province of Hasakah on Thursday, taking a main defensive position from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad on the road to the provincial capital, rebels said.

Omar Abu Laila, a spokesman for the eastern command of the rebel Free Syrian Army, said rebel units including fighters of the al-Qaida-linked Nusra front were now in control of al-Shaddadeh, 46 km south of Hasakah city, after overrunning state security and military intelligence compounds.


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