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        7/30/2013, Av 23, 5773

      Some Confirming of Assad's Claim of Taking Al-Khalidia


      The official Syrian news agency said, Monday, that "noble" government troops "toppled the terrorist fortress" and "returned stability" to the Al-Khalidiya quarter of the city of Homs, which had served as a rebel command center. Similar claims were made on Sunday but denied by opposition sources.

      Other Arab media reported eyewitness accounts that the rebels suffered heavy losses and many of them turned themselves in to the government troops or Hizbullah cohorts.