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Assad troops triumphant on conquered town's deserted streets

Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad ride on a truck as they drive past the wreckage of a clock tower and a damaged mosque in Qusair, after the Syrian army took control of the city from rebel fighters, June 5, 2013. Syrian government forces and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies seized control of the border town of Qusair on Wednesday, dealing a major defeat to rebel fighters battling to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir (SYRIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY PO

 

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