Al Qaeda-linked fighters seize two Syrian army bases

December 15, 2014 8:31 PM

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Fighters with the Al Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front and other Islamist groups have seized two major army bases in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, rebel activists said.

After two days of heavy fighting, the groups - including Jund Al-Aqsa and Ahrar Al-Sham - took control of the bases Monday in Wadi Deif and Al-Hamidiyeh, about 22 miles south of Idlib near the town of Maaret Al-Numan, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition monitoring ...

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