Islamist insurgents take parts of Syria's Idlib city

March 28, 2015 10:23 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamist groups including al Qaeda's Nusra Front have seized major parts of Syria's city of Idlib for the first time since the conflict in the country began, fighters and a monitoring group said on Saturday.

Syrian state television said the army was engaged in fierce fighting and have managed to halt the insurgents advances on the northern, eastern and southern sides of the city.

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