This image made on a government-organized media tour for local journalists shows a Syrian national flag hanging on a chain barrier as people return to the western town of Nabek, which Syrian troops ... more 
This image made on a government-organized media tour for local journalists shows a Syrian national flag hanging on a chain barrier as people return to the western town of Nabek, which Syrian troops took full control of a day earlier after taking the nearby highway that links the capital, Damascus, Syria, with the central city of Homs, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013. State media said that the capture of the town comes as the government forges ahead with a punishing offensive in a mountainous region near the border with Lebanon. (AP Photo) less 
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Tue, Dec 10, 2013 4:00 PM EST