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Activists: Al-Qaida Fighters Seize Syrian Base

Activists say fighters from the al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front have seized an army base in northwestern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said militants from a group called Jund al-Aqsa helped the Nusra fighters take the Wadi Deif base in Idlib province on Monday. Opposition forces have carried out multiple sieges of the base since 2012. The site is located about one kilometer from the main north-south highway in Syria, which links the key cities of Aleppo, Hama...

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