BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – Cheers erupted as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) raised the country’s flag over the city of al-Rastan in the Homs region on Wednesday to celebrate liberation from the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

The Syrian Army was welcomed by locals in the main square after they entered the towns and cleared it of militants.

Previously, the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces of the Syrian Army announced that they cleared an area of 1200 square kilometres in the northern Homs countryside.

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