Syrian regime takes over crucial city of Qusayr; rebels say war’s not over

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Syrian government forces seized control Wednesday of the strategically important border city of Qusayr, which had been the site of nearly seven weeks of fighting.

State-run TV credited an offensive “that led to the annihilation of a number of terrorists,” the government’s term for rebels.

“Our heroic armed forces are always determined to confront any aggression that our beloved homeland may face in the future,” an anchor on Syrian state television said.

The Syrian opposition acknowledged the report.