Syrian Forces Claims Victory Over Rebels in Fight Near Damascus

(Natsot—fighting) Fierce fighting in the streets of Mleiha, near Damascus... Syrian state television says government forces are close to re-taking the town from Islamist rebels. (Natsot—fighting) Mleiha has been used as a base for the rebel fighters to bombard the capital with mortars in Syria's civil war. Video posted to a social media website purports to show Syrian forces sweeping through the town. It cannot be independently verified by Reuters.

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