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Syrian forces abandon security compounds on Iraq border
August 21, 2012 / 9:03 PM / 5 years ago

Syrian forces abandon security compounds on Iraq border

AMMAN, Aug 21 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad’s forces evacuated two security installations at Albu Kamal on the Iraqi border on Tuesday as rebels made gains in the strategically important area after a week of heavy fighting, opposition sources said.

Security forces withdrew from the Airforce Intelligence and Political Security compounds in the town, 120 kms (75 miles) southeast of the city of Deir al-Zor, activists and a Free Syrian Army official said.

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