Syria

Syrian Rebels Take Aleppo Army Base

Latest victory for Assad's opposition

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Syrian rebels have captured parts of a large army base in the country's north, just west of the city of Aleppo, activists say.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the rebels entered the Sheik Suleiman base on Sunday afternoon, after weeks of fighting.

The development indicates the rebels are strengthening their grip on northern areas near the Turkish border. Last month, they captured another large base near Aleppo.