Rebels capture air base in northern Syria
Airfield seizure comes day after Syrian rebels captured the country’s largest dam
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say rebels have captured a military air base in the country’s north, their second strategic victory in as many days.
The director of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Rami Abdul-Rahman says the rebels took control of the al-Jarrah air base in the northern province of Aleppo on Tuesday.
He says that after days of sporadic clashes at the airfield, opposition fighters launched an operation to capture al-Jarrah on Monday and had overrun the facility by Tuesday morning.
The seizure of the airfield comes a day after Syrian rebels captured the country’s largest dam in one of their biggest strategic victories since the crisis began two years ago.
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