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September 6, 2012 10:18 am

Syrian Military Recaptures Town Used by Refugees to Flee County

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Syrian refugees in Lebanon staying in small cramped quarters. Photo: wiki commons.

Washington Post/AP – Syrian troops recaptured from rebels Thursday a border town used by refugees to cross to Jordan, activists said, an apparent bid by the regime to stem the flood of Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war.

Damascus meanwhile accused Cairo of stirring up violence in the country, as Syria lengthens the list of other Arab countries that it blames for its unrest. Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi called this week for Syria’s president to step down in an indication of the increasing isolation of Damascus in the Arab world.

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