Dozens dead as Qaeda in Syria takes rebel base

March 1, 2015 6:03 AM

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BEIRUT : Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.

At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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