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Rebels capture village in northwest Syria

 

BEIRUT - Activists say that Syrian rebels have captured a village in northwestern Syria after heavy fighting with government troops.

 

The anti-government Local Coordination Committees activist group says the rebels seized the village of Tel Meleh in Hama province Sunday, killing "large numbers" of President Bashar Assad's forces.

 

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says at least 18 pro-government troops and two rebels were killed in the fighting in Tel Meleh. (AP)