Syria

Rebels in Syria Execute 51 Soldiers in Offensive This Week

Assad's opposition has captured army positions in the north and south of Syria

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(Reuters)—Syrian rebels say they have overrun army positions in the north and south of the country this week, including an offensive in which a rights monitoring group said 51 soldiers were executed.

Insurgents have focused on taking isolated army outposts, mostly in rural areas while forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have made gains in recent months around the capital Damascus and the central city of Homs.

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