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Syrian army extends grip in town northeast of Damascus

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 00:49

Syrian government forces overrun rebels in Adra al-Omalia, strengthening President Bashar al-Assad's grip on territory around the capital. Nathan Frandino reports.

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In a town northeast of Damascus, the Syrian government's control is growing. As a group of soldiers celebrate their victory, the town of Adra al-Omalia still stands but with scars of the country's three-year war littering its streets. Government forces overran rebels in the town Thursday, strengthening Bashar al-Assad's grip. On a government-organized trip to the town, journalists got a firsthand look at the aftermath. An officer told the press that the army was still searching for civilians kidnapped by rebels. Assad's advance comes as U.S.-led airstrikes target Islamic State militants elsewhere in the country.

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Syrian army extends grip in town northeast of Damascus

Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 00:49