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Syrian Troops Recapture Strategic Town From Jihadist Rebels

Syria says its troops have recaptured a strategic town seized by Islamist rebels last week near the border with Lebanon.Syrian state media said government forces took control of Deir Attiyeh on Thursday, after driving out jihadists belonging to the Al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).Deir Attiyeh is located in the Qalamoun region, north of Damascus. It sits along a key highway between Damascus and the central city of Homs. Rebels have been using Qalamoun as a...

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