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Syrian army battles for major strategic highway

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 01:18

Nov. 16 - Amateur footage uploaded to the internet purportedly shows Syrian forces on the offensive against rebels positioned along a major strategic highway linking the capital with the coast. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Syrian forces on the offensive against rebels positioned along a major strategic highway -- in this latest video posted to the internet whose content Reuters cannot independently verify. The road links Damascus -- still the seat of power for the military. Diplomats say Syrian authorities have identified the road as the preferred route to transport chemical agents under a U.S.-Russian accord to eliminate them from the country. One man explains that government forces are preparing to storm Qara and Qalamoun. Stretching along the Lebanese border, the Qalamoun region is believed to the next major front in the battle for Syria.

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Syrian army battles for major strategic highway

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - 01:18