Al-Qaida Militants in Syria Attack Besieged Shiite Towns

January 8, 2015 7:26 PM

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Syria's al-Qaida branch on Thursday launched an attack on two predominantly Shiite towns in northern Syria, the militants and a Syrian monitoring group said.

The Nusra Front and several Syrian rebel groups fighting President Bashar Assad's government have besieged and tried to take the towns of Nubul and Zahra since spring 2013.

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