Syrian rebels attack army checkpoint

Syrian rebels killed 28 soldiers in attacks on a military checkpoint on Thursday, just hours after a wave of bombings hit Damascus.

In this Thursday February 25, 2010 file photo, released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Hezbollah leader sheik Hassan Nasrallah, right, speaks with Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, upon their arrival for a dinner, in Damascus, Syria. The powerful alliance of Iran, Syria and militant groups Hezbollah and Hamas, once dubbed the "Axis of Resistance," is fraying. Iran's economy shows signs of distress from nuclear sanctions, Syria's president is fighting for his survival, Hezbollah is under fire by Lebanese who blame it for the assassination of an anti-Syrian intelligence official and Hamas – the Palestinian arm– has bolted. (AP Photo/SANA, File)

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