In pictures: Syrian troops in devastated Khalidiya

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image captionThe Syrian government says it has fully recaptured one of the last remaining rebel strongholds in the city of Homs.
image captionThe Sana news agency said the army had "restored security and stability to the neighbourhood of Khalidiya".
image captionActivists reported clashes in Khalidiya on Monday morning, but acknowledged that most of the area was controlled by the government.
image captionPictures of Khalidiya show heavily damaged buildings, piles of rubble and smashed concrete. This aerial photograph of the district was published by an opposition media network.
image captionThis aerial photo shows the Khaled bin Walid mosque, which troops reportedly seized on Saturday.
image captionFamous for its nine domes and two minarets, the mosque has been a focal point for anti-government protests. Last week, activists said government troops had shelled the mosque, damaging the tomb of Khaled bin Walid, a revered figure in Islam.
image captionHoms has been called “the capital of the revolution” and straddles key supply routes. Correspondents say the capture of Khalidiya would add further impetus to the counter-offensive by government troops backed by fighters from the Lebanese militant group, Hezbollah.