Islamist rebels seize military base in Syria

Radical Islamist rebels seized large swathes of the Syrian military base, as they consolidated their control over territory in the north near the Turkish border
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A general view shows the entrance to the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo on December 9, 2012. Radical Islamist rebels seized large swathes of the Syrian military base, as they consolidated their control over territory in the north near the Turkish border, an AFP journalist said. Sheikh Suleiman sprawls over nearly 200 hectares (500 acres) of rocky hills. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A black flag, trademark of jihadists, is hoisted over one of the buildings in the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo on December 9, 2012. Radical Islamist rebels seized large swathes of the Syrian military base, as they consolidated their control over territory in the north near the Turkish border, an AFP journalist said. Sheikh Suleiman sprawls over nearly 200 hectares (500 acres) of rocky hills. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A fighter stands close to a gun in the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo on December 9, 2012. Radical Islamist rebels seized large swathes of the Syrian military base, as they consolidated their control over territory in the north near the Turkish border, an AFP journalist said. Sheikh Suleiman sprawls over nearly 200 hectares (500 acres) of rocky hills. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Rebel fighters sit at a gun position in the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo on December 9, 2012. Radical Islamist rebels seized large swathes of the Syrian military base, as they consolidated their control over territory in the north near the Turkish border, an AFP journalist said. Sheikh Suleiman sprawls over nearly 200 hectares (500 acres) of rocky hills. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A rebel fighter stands at the entrance to the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo on December 9, 2012. Radical Islamist rebels seized large swathes of the Syrian military base, as they consolidated their control over territory in the north near the Turkish border, an AFP journalist said. Sheikh Suleiman sprawls over nearly 200 hectares (500 acres) of rocky hills. (AFP/Getty Images)