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Syrian army in total control of Yabrud: AFP

Published on Mar 16, 2014 10:11 PM
 
Syria's army has taken total control of the strategic town of Yabrud from rebels after a fierce 48-hour-battle, an AFP journalist in the town on Sunday, March 16, 2014, said. -- PHOTO: AFP

YABRUD, Syria (AFP) - Syria's army has taken total control of the strategic town of Yabrud from rebels after a fierce 48-hour-battle, an AFP journalist in the town on Sunday said.

"We took total control of the town at 10:00 am (0800 GMT)," an army officer confirmed to AFP as visibly exhausted soldiers rested on pavements lining the streets.

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