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Dozens dead as al-Qaeda in Syria takes rebel military base

Feb 28, 2015    

Beirut: Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.It said fierce fighting had broken out on Friday night for Base 46, west of the city of Aleppo. "Al-Nusra captured Base 46," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Britain-based Observatory.Base 46 is a sprawling military compound that rebel fighters seize...

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