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Al-Qaida, Allies Take Strategic Town in Northwest Syria

Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized the last major government-held town in Idlib province Saturday, giving the rebels a possible route to the coastal heartland of the Assad regime. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the al-Nusra Front and the Islamist Brigades took full control of the northwestern town of Jisr al-Shughur after four days of fighting with Syrian forces. It said clashes were ongoing in the western part of the town. The observatory...

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