The citadel, one of the world's best-preserved castles from the era of the Crusades, had been held by rebels since 2012
By virtue of geography, demographics, and politics, Lebanon is the most shaken by the conflict out of all Syria’s neighbors
An earlier toll on Sunday said four people were killed but it was revised downwards
The fall of Syria's Yabrud to the army is a dangerous sign which Arab decision-making circles must address with concern
Recent months have seen Syria’s air force staging raids on Yabrud, the main town in the Qalamun mountain range
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attacks followed a string of raids by regime war planes around the town
The mixed Muslim and Christian town of Yabrud lies on the strategic highway linking Damascus to Homs
State television said the army ‘took control of Sahel village in the Yabrud area, after killing several terrorists’
Syrian regime forces on Tuesday bombarded outskirts of the rebel-held town of Yabrud, the last opposition stronghold in the strategic Qalamoun region ...
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