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11 rebels killed fleeing famed Crusader fort: Syria army

Krak des Chevaliers before the Syrian uprising. Mohamed Azakir/ The Daily Star

DAMASCUS: Syrian troops killed 11 rebels as they fled the village of Al-Hosn, home to famed Crusader castle Krak des Chevaliers, for the nearby Lebanese border Thursday, a military source said.

"During the operations in the Al-Hosn area, armed men (rebels) tried to flee for Lebanese territory. They fell to an ambush laid by the army, and 11 armed men were killed," the source told AFP.

 

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