"... The capture of Rankous was the latest stage of an offensive by the army and fighters from Lebanese Shia armed group Hezbollah to seal off the border region and secure the main highway leading north from Damascus towards central Syria, Homs, and the Mediterranean coast....The rebels still control a few smaller villages in the region, but have seen their supply lines across the border with Lebanon largely severed..."
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Al Jazeera English
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