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Syrian army recaptures al-Qussair city: report

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-06-05 15:02

DAMASCUS - Syrian troops have regained full control of the strategic central city of al-Qussair in the Homs province after two-week-long offensive, the state-TV said Wednesday.

The troops have undertaken  "fast and swift"  operations in al-Qussair city to restore security to the entire city, the state-TV said Wednesday morning.

"Over the few days, the army has undertaken precise and qualitative operations to dismantle terrorist cells which have been crowned today by restoring security to al-Qussair," the TV said in a statement.

It said the army's full regaining of al-Qussair is a  "strategic"  achievement that would largely hasten the collapse of the terrorists in the Homs province and the central region.

The Syrian army pushed its way into al-Qussair city located near the borders with Lebanon more than two weeks ago after taking control of its suburbs following 46 days of battling. The offensive aimed to cut the rebels' main supply line in the central region of the country.

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