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Scores Reported Killed In Latest Syria Fighting


Syria's civil war has claimed tens of thousands of lives since it erupted in 2011.

Syria's civil war has claimed tens of thousands of lives since it erupted in 2011.

A pro-opposition Syrian group says scores of rebels and regime forces have been killed in battles south of Damascus.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 22 opposition rebels and dozens of regime troops were killed in fighting on October 9 in Husseiniyah, al-Thiabiyeh, and Bouydah.

The state news agency, SANA, said government forces had secured control over the town of Husseiniyah and the outskirts of al-Thiabiyeh.

Elsewhere, rebel forces have claimed responsibility for a shelling attack in the central province of Homs that damaged one of Syria's two main oil refineries.


Based on reporting by AFP, and dpa
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