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  • In this image taken from video, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian rebels capture a helicopter air base near Damascus, Syria, the capital, after fierce fighting on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)

    Activists: Syrian rebels seize major dam in north

    Syrian rebels on Monday captured a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates River in the country's north after days of heavy clashes, carting off boxes of ammunition and notching the latest in a string of recent strategic advances for opposition fighters, activists said.

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