Backed by elite troops of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group, Syrian government forces fought rebels in a strategic opposition-held Syrian town near the Lebanese border for the third straight day Tuesday.
Syrian rebels brought their fight within a mile of the heart of Damascus on Friday, seizing army checkpoints and cutting a key highway with a row of burning tires as they pressed their campaign for the heavily guarded capital, considered the likely endgame in the nearly 2-year-old civil war.
For veteran volleyball coach Lynn Krueger and the communities supporting the Litchville-Marion-Montpelier Rebels, this week has been a long time coming.
Last Thursday in LaMoure, the Rebels defeated Kidder County-Steele 3-0 to hoist the Region 3 championship trophy and clinch the team’s first-ever state volleyball tournament appearance.
Reports that Angolan troops joined Congolese soldiers battling rebels near the city of Goma raised new fears the conflict could spread in the region, but the U.N. chief holding a peace conference in nearby Nairobi denied the reports.
November 08, 2008
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