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Syrian rebels target airport to cut off regime’s supplies

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad set their sights Friday on the capital’s international airport in a bid to cut off the regime’s supplies, clashing with government troops nearby and again forcing the closure of the airport road.

A fighter who is part of the push against Damascus International Airport declared it a legitimate target, saying the regime has stationed troops and elite forces there as well as military planes that transport ammunition.

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