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Syrian rebels capture town near Turkish border
Hard-line Islamic rebels captured a small town in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border as part of their offensive in the rugged coastal region that is a bastion of support for President Bashar Assad, activists said Monday.

 

Fighters from an array of armed opposition groups seized the predominantly Armenian Christian town of Kassab on Sunday. The rebels, including militant from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, have also wrested control of a nearby border crossing to Turkey. (AP)