Rebels seize regiment command centre in N. Syria - activists

BEIRUT Sun Dec 9, 2012 5:43pm IST

Related Topics

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rebel groups including a hardline Islamist unit seized a government army command centre in northern Syria on Sunday, forcing more than 100 soldiers to flee, a monitoring group said.

Jabhat al-Nusra, a group suspected of having links with al Qaeda, helped rebels take over the site - part of the 111th regiment base in the Sheikh Suleiman region of Aleppo province, which is on the country's northern border with Turkey, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Some fighters on the rebel and army side were killed, while around 140 soldiers fled to another military site in the area, the Observatory added.

(Reporting by Erika Solomon; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

FILED UNDER:
Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

Reuters Showcase

Nuclear Power

Nuclear Power

Developing world revives nuclear power prospects, but yet to commit.  Full Article 

Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine Crisis

EBRD warns post-Cold War "peace dividend" at risk.  Full Article 

No Ground War

No Ground War

Obama vows U.S. will not fight another ground war in Iraq.  Full Article 

Gas Chambers

Gas Chambers

Archaeologists uncover buried gas chambers at Sobibor death camp.  Full Article 

Xinjiang Trial

Xinjiang Trial

China separatism trial of Muslim scholar ends, verdict next week - lawyer .  Full Article 

Gaza War

Gaza War

Gaza war spurs more Palestinians to risk dangerous migration to Europe.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage