Nusra seizes key army base in northwest Syria

December 15, 2014 8:37 AM

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BEIRUT: Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate seized the key army base of Wadi Deif in the country's northwestern province of Idlib Monday from government forces, an activist group said.

"The Nusra Front, backed by [Islamist group] Jund al-Aqsa, seized control of the Wadi Deif military base... after a fierce offensive that began yesterday morning," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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