Sunday, November 18, 2012

Syria rebels say seized military base near Turkey border

Syrian rebels said they captured a large special forces base on a main road between the city of Aleppo and the Turkish border on Sunday.

No independent verification of the rebels' statement was immediately available.

Video footage showed rebels inside the 18 sq km (7 square mile) facility in Orum al-Sughra among tanks and artillery they had seized. At least 18 troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad were taken prisoner, opposition campaigners said.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/19/us-syria-crisis-compound-idUSBRE8AH0J520121119