Syria rebels, Qaeda capture key southern town: monitor

Rebel fighters target a Syrian government plane, on November 9, 2014, in Handarat, on the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of AleppoSyrian rebels and Al-Qaeda seized the southern town of Nawa Sunday from troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad after months of intense fighting, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Both local rebel groups and Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Nusra Front claimed credit for the opposition advance. The rebel and Al-Qaeda advance came a day after regime air raids on a town held by the jihadist Islamic State group in northeastern Syria killed 21 civilians and wounded 100, the Observatory said.

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