HEZBOLLAH - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HEZBOLLAH News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Syrian army drives rebels from border stronghold http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57690825-68/rebels-yabroud-lebanon-syrian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57690825-68/rebels-yabroud-lebanon-syrian.html.csp">Syrian army drives rebels from border stronghold</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DIAA HADID </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and BARBARA SURK</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T21:18:02.488-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 09:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Beirut • With rebels fleeing into neighboring Lebanon, Syrian government troops and Hezbollah fighters captured a strategic town near the frontier Sunday, ousting opposition fighters from their last stronghold in the vital border area. Yabroud was a major smuggling hub for the rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar Assad. The town’s fall is the latest in a string of strategic gains by Assad’s forces that have consolidated authority in the past months in Syria’s major cities, including the ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576908252014-03-16T21:18:02.488-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T21:18:02.488-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57690825@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:18:02 MDT Syrian civil war reaches 3rd year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687752-68/syrian-syria-yabroud-hezbollah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57687752-68/syrian-syria-yabroud-hezbollah.html.csp">Syrian civil war reaches 3rd year</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BASSEM MROUE </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and DIAA HADID</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T22:54:02.341-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 10:54PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BEIRUT • Syrian troops advanced in a major rebel-held town near the Lebanese border amid heavy bombardment from warplanes, artillery and tanks as the country’s bloody conflict marked its third anniversary Saturday, state media and activists said. The conflict, which began amid Arab Spring protests across the region, started off as protests that turned into an armed insurgency and eventually became a full-blown civil war that activists say has killed more than 140,000 people and has seen 2 milli...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576877522014-03-15T22:54:02.341-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-15T22:54:02.341-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57687752@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:54:02 MDT