Syrian Rebels Attack Airbase

    In this  Thursday November 1, 2012 citizen journalism image, provided by Edlib News Network, ENN, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, black smoke rise up from bombing by a Syrian forces warplane in Taftanaz village, Idlib province, northern Syria. Syrian rebels killed more than 75 soldiers on Thursday, about half of them in attacks on military checkpoints in the north just hours after a wave of bombings hit the Damascus area, activists said. The unusually high toll for regime forces came after days of intense air bombardment of rebel positions around the country that killed hundreds. (AP Photo/Edlib News Network ENN)

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    Rebels in Syria announced on Saturday that they have launched a major attack on the Taftanaz airbase in the northern part of the country. Video released on the Internet showed fighters raiding the base, which lies in a strategic zone between the cities of Aleppo and Damascus. The operation's speculated intention is not just disabling the base, but taking control of it. The offensive took place one day before a crucial meeting in Qatar with the opposition.

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