A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) shows smoke billowing from houses in the town of Zara, in the province of Homs, on March 8, 2014 during a reported military operation against rebels. AFP PHOTO/HO/SANA
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Syrian government forces seized a village in the central Homs province on Saturday, state media and activists say, as part of a push for control of areas along the Lebanese border.In a statement on state news agency SANA, Syria's armed forces said they had established complete control over the village and killed and captured a "large number of terrorists", using state media's customary term for rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad.Syria's civil war has killed over 140,000 people since it started three years ago as a peaceful protest movement against four decades of Assad family rule.Another hardline Islamist group, the Nusra Front, is al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria.
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