Qaeda seizes key army base in northwest Syria: Monitor

AFP , Monday 15 Dec 2014

Syria's Al-Qaeda affiliate on Monday seized the Wadi al-Deif army base in Idlib province from government forces, a monitoring group said.

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

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