Syria Rebels Seize Key Regime Base

A monitor said rebels including al-Qaida’s local affiliate have seized the Syrian regime’s largest remaining military base in north-western Idlib province,
The loss of Mastouma base on Tuesday leaves only a few positions in the province in regime hands, which lies along the border with Turkey and neighbours the government stronghold of Latakia province on the Mediterranean coast.
Al-Qaida affiliate al-Nusra Front, a key player in the “Army of Conquest” grouping that has seized much of Idlib in recent weeks, announced Mastouma’s capture online. al-Nusra's official Twitter account said, “With the help of God, Al-Mastumah was completely liberated after al-Nusra Front stormed it from the south.”



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