Syria govt retakes strategic town on Turkey border: State TV

Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kassab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported.

Damascus: Syrian government forces on Sunday recaptured the strategic town of Kassab, near the only border crossing with Turkey in northwestern province of Latakia, state television reported.

"Units from the army are reestablishing security in the province of Latakia after killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons," the television said, referring to rebels who had been in control of the town for more than two months.

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