Al Qaeda-linked and other Islamic fighters captured two key Syrian army bases today in the northwestern province of Idlib after two days of intense battles with government troops that killed dozens on both sides, activists said.
Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front seized a town and several villages in Syria`s Idlib province overnight, in another blow to Western-backed rebel fighters in the northwestern region, a monitor said Sunday.
A Syrian army helicopter dropped two barrel bombs on a displaced persons camp in the northern province of Idlib, camp residents said on Wednesday, and video footage appeared to show charred and dismembered bodies.
An explosion killed the leader of one of Syria`s most powerful Islamist insurgent groups Ahrar al-Sham on Tuesday, the group said, and an organisation that monitors violence in the civil war said at least 28 of its senior commanders had died.
Thousands of people have fled government-held Syrian cities after opposition fighters warned they will attack during next week`s presidential election to disrupt the vote, opposition activists said Friday.