Rebels Seize Syrian Air Base

    In this image taken from video obtained from the Shaam News Network, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, smoke rises due to heavy shelling in Taftanaz, Idlib province, northern Syria, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video)

    Shelling in Taftanaz, Syria on Thursday. (Shaam News Network via AP video)

    The fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues, as rebels took over northwestern Taftanaz air base Friday. The base, from which militants seized helicopters, tanks, and rocket launchers, was the biggest field for helicopters used to attack the areas held by the opposition. The move, considered a significant coup for a team of militants that includes members of al Qaeda affiliates and other Islamic groups, came after weeks of attacks on the Taftanaz base.

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