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Syrian rebels capture air base near Damascus

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In this authenticated image taken from video obtained from the Ugarit News, Syrian rebels capture a helicopter air base near the capital Damascus after fierce fighting on Sunday.

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Syrian rebels captured a helicopter base just outside Damascus Sunday in what an activist called a "blow to the morale of the regime" near President Bashar Assad's seat of power. The takeover claim showed how rebels are advancing in the area of the capital, though they are badly outgunned, making inroads where Assad's power was once unchallenged.
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