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Syrian rebels capture Taftanaz military airport

Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 - 00:35

Jan. 11 - Amateur video appears to show Syrian rebels taking control of Taftanaz military airport in Idlib after months of fighting. Sarah Sheffer reports.

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Amateur footage appears to show Syrian rebels celebrating the capture of a strategic air base in northern Syria. Taftanaz is the largest helicopter base in northern Syria and the second largest in the country and its loss further weakens President Bashar al-Assad's grip on the region. The months-long battle only ended after Islamist units provided reinforcement in early January. The video could not be verified independently by Reuters due to Syrian media restrictions.

Syrian rebels capture Taftanaz military airport

Friday, 11 Jan, 2013 - 00:35

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