Syria: Government forces retake areas near Homs
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- Syria: Government forces retake areas near Homs
- Homs Governate, Syria
- Middle East
- November 20, 2013, 11:35 (GMT)
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- syria, tanks, Syrian Army, Syrian government
Syria: Government forces retake towns near Homs
Syrian government forces regained control of two areas near Homs, Al-Rastan and Talbiseh, following days of heavy fighting. As a result, the Syrian government retook agricultural land on the eastern borders of the village of Al-Ganto.
Syrian Army soldier said: "We are now at the forefront of the front of the village Al-Ganto. To the north of our position is Talbiseh town."
Trenches were dug in the midst of fighting in the area, and government forces deployed tanks to remove opposition fighters. Talbiseh is about 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) north of Homs, with sections of the town located atop an isolated hill that offers a strategic position above the surrounding terrain.