Rebels Seize Abu al-Duhur Air Base in Idlib From Syrian Forces

September 9, 2015 2:29 PM

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Al Qaeda-linked rebels in Syria have forced government troops out of a major air base in the north-western province of Idlib, state TV said Wednesday.

Under siege for nearly two years, the Abu al-Duhur compound was one of the last remaining military strongholds in the region, part of which borders Turkey.

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