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CONFLICT Syrian Rebels Attack Airbase Edlib News Network / AP Photo

Syrian Rebels Attack Airbase

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.

November 3, 2012 8:29 AM