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Syrian army claims seizure of key Latakia position

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2014/Apr-01/251892-syrian-army-claims-seizure-of-key-latakia-position.ashx#axzz2xn7b9Mly 

Syrian government forces backed by paramilitary fighters and warplanes pounded rebel units in northern Latakia province Monday in a desperate effort to regain control of towns and villages in President Bashar Assad’s homeland recently lost to an opposition offensive.

State TV said army troops captured the hilltop position of Observatory 45, a strategic post with a commanding view of the contested surrounding mountains and green plains below...