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Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters retook several areas Sunday from rebels near President Bashar Assad's coastal heartland, a monitoring group and regime media said.The 72 hours of clashes killed at least 73 rebels and 42 regime forces, including Hezbollah fighters and members of the National Defense Forces militia allied with the government, he told AFP.The video released by Nusra on its YouTube account Saturday appears to show at least some of the captured rebel fighters.It depicts five men walking through a field in a straight line, hands behind their heads, supervised by one hooded man and one armed man. At least 25 Nusra fighters were killed, the Observatory said.Also Saturday, Syria's state media and the main Kurdish militia in the country said government forces and Kurdish fighters have captured the last pocket that was held by ISIS five weeks after the extremists stormed the city and captured several southern neighborhoods. Hassakeh had been controlled by Syrian troops and Kurdish militia until ISIS fighters stormed the city in late June.
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