Islamist rebels say capture army base in Syria's Idlib province

April 27, 2015 6:59 AM

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AMMAN (Reuters) - A coalition of Islamist rebels said they seized a Syrian army base in northwestern Idlib province at dawn on Monday after a suicide bomber from al Qaeda's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives inside and set it off.

Syrian state media said the army had inflicted heavy casualties on rebels in the area and launched air strikes, but did not say the base had fallen.

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