Syrian rebels recapture northern military base near international airport

November 9, 2013 11:47 AM

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BEIRUT — Activists say Syrian rebels have launched a counteroffensive in the northern city of Aleppo and recaptured a base near its international airport.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Aleppo Media Center say the rebels were able to fully recapture the site, the base for a unit called "Brigade 80," after government troops seized parts of it early Friday.

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