Syria crisis: Government army captures key town of Qusair

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Syrian pro-government forces have taken full control of the strategic town of Qusair, state TV and the rebels say.

The town, near the Lebanese border, has been the centre of fighting for more than two weeks between rebels and Syrian troops backed by fighters from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Jim Muir said: "Syrian state TV is hailing this as a great strategic victory that will greatly weaken the rebels in the centre of the country."

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