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Syrian Army Regains Qusayr As Rebels Pull Out

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The Syrian army has regained control of the strategic boarder city of Qusayr on the border with Lebanon, Syrian rebels and state television have said.

“Our heroic armed forces have returned security and stability to all of the town of Qusayr,” a statement carried by the station said on Wednesday.

Rebels confirmed they had pulled out of Qusayr, where they had fought fierce battles with government forces, who are backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, for more than two weeks.

One Hezbollah fighter told the Reuters news agency that they took the town in a rapid overnight offensive, allowing some of the fighters to flee.

“We did a sudden surprise attack in the early hours and entered the town. They escaped,” he said.

The city, where civilians have been trapped without access to water and electricity for weeks, is on a critical cross-border supply route between Lebanon and Syria.

Iran, which backs Hezbollah and the Syrian regime, was quick to congratulate the army and the Syrian people for their victory over the rebels.

Foreign Minister Hossen Amir Abdolahia called the rebels the “takfiri terrorists”, using a term for Sunni fighters who comprise the majority of the country’s rebels, according to the AFP.

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  1. king kasim

    June 6, 2013 at 8:03 am

    Oh Allah please heal the world for us. We need peace oh God

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

Also Read: What I Told Trump When He Accused Me Of Killing Christians – Buhari

On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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