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    Syrian Troops Thwart Attack On Key Military Site


    by Wochit

    The state media reported, that the Syrian army Tuesday thwarted rebels' offensive against a key military observation site in the northwestern province of Latakia, inflicting hefty losses upon the rebels. The army foiled the attack on the 45 Observatory, a military observation tower atop the al-Turkman mountain in Kasab, Xinhua quoted the report as saying. The attackers were forced to retreat toward the northeast under heavy fire from government troops. The clashes in Latakia's rugged coastal regions have been incessant since Friday, mainly in the contested town of Kasab bordering Turkey.