Syria rebels say they have lost battle for Qusayr

AFP , Wednesday 5 Jun 2013

The Hezbollah-backed Syrian army controls the Qusayr town

Syria's rebels conceded on Tuesday they had lost the battle for the strategic town of Qusayr, after the army claimed it had seized total control of it and the surrounding region.

At the same time, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighters from the powerful Lebanese Shiite movement Hezbollah, who had spearheaded the regime's assault, were in control of the town.

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