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Syria claims forces killed 175 rebels

By Saad Abedine, CNN
updated 10:37 AM EST, Wed February 26, 2014
This image was taken during a government guided tour in Mleiha, Syria, one day after Syrian government forces retook the town after a monthslong battle with rebels, according to a military source and state television on Friday, August 15. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in March 2011 spiraled into civil war. This image was taken during a government guided tour in Mleiha, Syria, one day after Syrian government forces retook the town after a monthslong battle with rebels, according to a military source and state television on Friday, August 15. The United Nations estimates more than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising in March 2011 spiraled into civil war.
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(CNN) -- Syrian government forces killed 175 rebels that it described as mostly Saudi, Qatari and Chechen "terrorists" in an ambush east of Damascus, the state-run SANA news agency reported Wednesday.

There was no immediate response from rebels about the report.

Al Qaeda linked Syrian rebel head killed

The news agency, citing a military source, said that an army unit eliminated scores of Jabhat al Nusra and "Islam battalion" rebels.

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