Syrian refugees stand beside their laundry at the Bab Al-Salam refugee camp in Azaz, near the Syrian-Turkish border March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT SOCIETY)
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Islamist rebels captured a village on Syria's Mediterranean coast for the first time and battled to hold territory abutting the nearby Turkish border taken from President Bashar al-Assad's forces, activists said on Tuesday.Video footage showed six fighters holding the black banner of the Ansar al-Sham brigade on a rocky beach, a symbolic rebel victory in the coastal province of Latakia that has been an Assad stronghold throughout three years of conflict. Assad has lost control of much of the east and north of the country but his army, backed by Shi'ite fighters from Iraq and Lebanon's Hezbollah, has cleared rebels out of large areas around Damascus and near the Lebanese border.Qamishli is in the furthest northeast region of Syria, where Assad's security forces still have a presence but local Kurds have been exercising greater autonomy since the start of the uprising against four decades of Assad family rule.
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