Syrian TV: Army regains control of strategic border town

June 5, 2013 08:04

BEIRUT - The Syrian army has regained control of the strategic town of Qusair on the border with Lebanon, Syrian state television said on Wednesday.

"Our heroic armed forces have returned security and stability to all of the town of Qusair," a statement carried by the station said.

Government and rebel forces have been fighting a fierce battle for the control of the town for more than two weeks. The town is on a critical cross-border supply route between Lebanon and Syria.

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