Syrian troops capture historic mosque in central city of Homs amid fierce government offensive

  • by: ALBERT AJI , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 27, 2013 - 2:05 PM

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces captured a historic mosque in the central city of Homs on Saturday, expelling rebel forces who had been in control of the 13th century landmark for more than a year and dealing a symbolic blow to opposition forces.

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