Syrian rebels, Qaeda ‘advance on regime in Idlib province’

A rebel alliance including Al-Qaeda’s Al-Nusra Front seized more territory in northwestern Syria overnight, strengthening its position on the borders of two key largely regime-controlled provinces, a monitor said Saturday.

The Army of Conquest rebel alliance had made a series of sweeping gains in Idlib province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor.

Rebels seized a major army position, the town of Muhambel, and several villages in the area between Jisr al-Shughur and Ariha, two key towns already under opposition control.

  • ontario john

    What’s all this talk about militant islam? The Sunday Toronto Star wants us to know that islam is a religion of peace. They have pages devoted to how great islam is in Canada. Why they even have that persecuted peace loving friend of Michael Coren, who was rejected by the government for terrorism ties, telling us its all a big misunderstanding. The real enemy is Harper. Harper is evil. Islam can’t be a problem., otherwise our other leaders would be worried. Not so, Trudeau is having a good time in the Socialist People’s Republic of Alberta having fun at the homosexual parade with the new premier.