Syrian activists say northern city fully liberated

In this Monday, March 4, 2013 image taken from video obtained from Ugarit News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, a statue of former Syrian President Hafez Assad falls in a central square in Raqqa, Syria. Syrian rebels pushed government troops from most of the northern city of Raqqa Monday, setting off celebrations in a central square where scores of cheering protesters tore down a bronze statue of President Bashar Assad's late father and predecessor, activists said. (AP Photo/Ugarit News via AP video)BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say rebels have seized key security buildings in the northern city of Raqqa where opposition fighters had been battling the last pockets of resistance by government troops.


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