Syrian forces seize strategic town near Damascus from rebel

April 24, 2013 18:07

BEIRUT - Syrian government forces took control on Wednesday of a strategic town east of Damascus used by rebels as a weapons supply route for the past eight months, activists and fighters said.

"The disaster has struck, the army entered Otaiba. The regime has managed to turn off the weapons tap," a fighter from the town told Reuters via Skype.

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