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)