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Syria death toll tops 100,000, rebels lose border town

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces have retaken a town on the Lebanese border as they press an offensive against rebels in a conflict that has now cost more than 100,000 lives, activists said on Wednesday.Full story

Rebel brigades check loyalist advances in Aleppo: opposition

AMMAN (Reuters) - Rebel brigades fought Hezbollah-backed forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in and around Syria's commercial hub of Aleppo on Sunday, trying to claw back territory lost to an assault that threatens the opposition's grip on the city, activists said. Full story

France says Syrian war at 'turning point', mulls arming rebels

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Tuesday the conflict in Syria had reached a "turning point" after the fall of the city of Qusair to President Bashar al-Assad's forces, raising the question of whether to arm Syrian rebels. Full story

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  Syrian troops take Qusair from opposition forces

Syrian TV reports the government forces backed by Hezbollah fighters have taken the strategic town of Qusair that has been in opposition control since 2011. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Syrian TV: Israeli vehicle found in key town

Syrian State television broadcast footage of a jeep which it says is an Israeli military vehicle being used by rebel fighters in Qusair. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

  Heavy fighting reported in key Syrian town

Syrian activists report that dozens of people were killed in fighting on Sunday in Qusair, a town in the central province of Homs that has been under rebel control since early last year. NBCNews.com's Richard Lui reports.

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File photo of soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime and civilians gathering as they place the Syrian national flag on a truck in Qusair
File photo of soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime and civilians gathering as they place the Syrian national flag on a truck in Qusair

Soldiers loyal to the Syrian regime and civilians gather as they place the Syrian national flag on a truck in Qusair, after the Syrian army took control of the city from rebel fighters, in this June 5, 2013 file photo. Shi'ite Muslims in the Gulf, alarmed by the shrill sectarian rhetoric of some Sun

Residents walk near a damaged church as they are seen in Qusair to inspect their houses and collect their belongings
Residents walk near a damaged church as they are seen in Qusair to inspect their houses and collect their belongings

Residents walk near a damaged church as they are seen in Qusair to inspect their houses and collect their belongings June 8, 2013. REUTERS/Rami Bleibel

A child is seen in front of a damaged house in Qusair
A child is seen in front of a damaged house in Qusair

A child is seen in front of a damaged house in Qusair June 8, 2013. In the past week Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and Hezbollah captured the town of Qusair, which controls vital supply routes across Syria and with Lebanon, a sign of reversing momentum after the rebels seized swathes of