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Syria rebels launch northern offensive after heavy losses

Officers carry a picture of Hilal al-Assad, a cousin of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, during his funeral at a hospital in Lattakia city March 24, 2014, in this handout photograph distributed by Syria's national news agency SANA. (REUTERS/SANA)

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on March 25, 2014, on page 1.

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