Monday, March 4, 2013

Syria Rebels Capture The Northern City Of Raqqa

Syria Rebels Capture Northern Raqqa City -- Al Jazeera

Fighters battling regime troops say they are now in "near-total control" of al-Raqqa, as clashes also escalate in Homs.

Syrian rebels battling troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad overran al-Raqqa after days of fierce fighting, and were now in "near-total control" of the northern city, activists said.

Opposition groups, including the self-proclaimed jihadist group, Jabhat al-Nusra, fought on Monday in the battle for the northern city, strategically located on the Euphrates river near the Turkish border.

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More News On The Rebel Takeover of The Syrian City Of Raqqa

As Syrian rebels capture northern city, protesters tear down Assad statue -- FOX News/AP
Syrian Rebels Reported to Take Key City After Heavy Fighting -- New York Times
Syria opposition says captures eastern city of Raqqa -- Reuters
Report: Syrian Rebels Capture Most of Key City -- Voice of America
Syrian rebels capture most of northern city -- YNet News
Syrians tear down statue of Bashar al-Assad's father after rebel advance -- The Guardian

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