Syrian rebels gain ground in Hama province

Rebel fighters in Syria have opened a new frontline in Hama province where they have taken over several villages. This follows Sunday's surprise rebel assault on the capital Damascus.

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    Rebel fighters in Syria have opened a new frontline in Hama province where they have taken over several villages.

    This follows Sunday's surprise rebel assault on the capital Damascus.

    The surge in violence is taking place before talks scheduled to begin in Geneva on Thursday.

    Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports from Beirut.


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