Syrian rebels take position with a Soviet-made T-55 tank on the Jabal al-Turkman mountain in Syria's northern Latakia province on February 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/AAMIR QURESHI
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Fighting raged Saturday between rebels and loyalist forces in Syria's northern Latakia province, a day after 34 people were killed as Islamists sought to seize a border crossing into Turkey, activists say.Large parts of Latakia have remained relatively insulated from three years of fighting in Syria, but the province was shaken Friday as three Islamist groups battled to seize the Kasab border crossing.There were no immediate reports on casualties, but the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 34 people were killed on Friday, including 13 rebels and five civilians.
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