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24 killed as rebels fight to take Syria border post

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Arab Today, arab today 24 killed as rebels fight to take Syria border post

Beirut - AFP

At least seven Syrian soldiers and 17 rebels were killed Friday as three Islamist groups battled to take a border crossing into Turkey.The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Islamists included the Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front."Al-Nusra Front, Sham al-Islam and Ansar al-Sham are engaged in fierce clashes around the Kasab crossing with Turkey in Latakia province," Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP."They have seized guard posts around the crossing but are not yet in control of it," he said.They also took a nearby hill and directed mortar fire at the crossing and at the nearby Alawite village of Karsana, killing five people including a child.State television said the army was "tackling attempts by terrorist gangs to infiltrate from Turkish territory and attack border crossings in northern Latakia province".State news agency SANA said 17 rebels were killed, including Al-Nusra's chief in Latakia province.Friday's clashes came after the three Islamist groups announced the beginning of the "Anfal" campaign in the Latakia area.Al-Nusra is the Syrian affiliate of Al-Qaeda and one of a number of jihadist groups fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad.Large parts of Latakia province have remained relatively insulated from the fighting elsewhere in Syria.The province, which includes Assad's ancestral village, is considered a regime stronghold, and many of its residents are from the Alawite minority, like Assad.Elsewhere, an air strike on the Qudsaya suburb northwest of Damascus killed three women, two children and a man, the Britain-based Observatory said.It estimates that in three years, the Syrian conflict which began as peaceful protests but became a civil war, has killed more than 146,000 people.

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