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  3/17/2014, Adar Bet 15, 5774

Syrian Army Retakes Key Town of Yabroud

Syrian army troops have retaken the key town of Yabroud on the Lebanes border from rebel groups, the army said Sunday night. The town was taken from rebel groups after army troops and Hezbollah terrorists surrounded the city.

The city is considered a key link for transportation in central Syria, occupying a strategic point on the Damascus-Homs highway. The army had already recaptured several other cities along the highway, including Qara, Deir Attiya and Nabak.