Dec 16, 2014

Islamic fighters capture 2 army bases in NW Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked and other Islamic fighters captured two key Syrian army bases on Monday in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense battles with government troops that killed dozens on both sides, activists said. The fall of the two bases — Wadi Deif and Hamidiyeh, both located near the town of Maaret al-Numan — is a significant blow to the Syrian army, which had...

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