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Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city
Rebel forces including Al Qaeda ally said to seize major Syrian city

A rebel force led by Islamist factions overran a major northwestern Syrian city on Saturday, rebel sources said, in what would represent an important victory for the country's beleaguered armed opposition. The Army of Conquest, a coalition of Islamist groups that include Al Nusra Front, Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, and the hard-line Islamist Ahrar Al Sham faction were said to have taken control of Idlib on Saturday, after five days of heavy clashes with forces loyal to President Bashar Assad. “The city of Idlib has been completely liberated and the mujahedin are chasing the remnants of the [government forces] in their attempt to escape,” a message on Al Nusra...

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