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Syrian troops aim to reclaim southern sites lost to rebels

Regime accused of killing at least 60 in one town

PARIS — Syrian military forces have moved aggressively to retake territory lost to the insurgency in the country’s south over the past few days, antigovernment activists reported Thursday, and in one contested town at least 60 civilians, including women and children, were killed in what the opposition called a government-ordered atrocity motivated by revenge.

The reported massacre, which could not be independently verified, took place in Sanamayn, about halfway between Damascus and the southern city of Daraa. The town is at a vital highway that rebel forces have been fighting to control.

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