Syrian troops push forward with offensive against rebels, seizing Damascus suburb near airport

  • by: BASSEM MROUE , Associated Press
  • Updated: June 15, 2013 - 2:25 PM

BEIRUT — Syrian troops pushed forward with their offensive against rebels Saturday, capturing a suburb near the Damascus international airport as the U.S. warned that the alleged use of chemical weapons by President Bashar Assad's forces and the involvement of the Iranian-backed militant group Hezbollah in the civil war threaten to put a proposed political settlement out of reach.

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