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Syria army says rebels trapped in Qusayr's north

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Syrian troops have captured much of the rebel stronghold of Qusayr, in central Homs province, squeezing opposition fighters into the north of the strategic town, a military officer told AFP on Friday. 

A image grab taken from a video uploaded on Youtube by Al-Qusayr Media Centre on May 22, 2013 shows smoke billowing from buildings in the city of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province, following an airstrike by government forces.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights watchdog said regime forces backed by members of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group were bombing northern areas of the city, encircling rebel fighters there.

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