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Islamist Rebels Capture Army Base in Syria's Idlib Province

A coalition of Islamist rebels seized an army base in northwestern Syria at dawn on Monday after a suicide bomber from al-Qaida's Nusra Front drove a truck packed with explosives into the compound and blew it up. The capture, reported by a rebel commander and social media videos showing militants inside the base, brought the coalition closer to seizing most of Idlib province and moving toward Latakia, the ancestral home of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The army had been using...

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