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Assad forces regain part of strategic Syrian city

Hezbollah joins regime’s attack on rebel-held Qusair

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese fighters from the militant group Hezbollah pushed Sunday into parts of a strategic city long held by rebels, according to both an antigovernment activist and progovernment news channels.

If the advance holds, it would be a serious setback for opponents of President Bashar Assad and further inflame regional tensions.

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