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Insurgents Take Strategic Syrian Town

A Syrian watchdog group says Islamic insurgents have pushed their way into the strategic northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughour. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday the rebels are in control of parts of the city.   The al-Nusra Front and the Islamist brigades took control of most of the city, according to Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman, adding that the government forces fled. However, there are reports that clashes are still ongoing between...

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