A rebel fighter calls on his comrades during clashes with regime forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on October 31, 2014. (AFP/Karam al-Masri)
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Al-Qaeda affiliate 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, an activist group said Sunday.The Observatory said Saturday that Nusra had captured Deir Sinbel and most of the other towns and villages in the Jabal al-Zawiya area of Idlib province.The Observatory said some members of the SRF even deserted the group during the fighting and joined Nusra's ranks.Despite a fierce rivalry between Nusra and ISIS, the Observatory said individual ISIS jihadists had fought alongside Nusra in the recent clashes against the SRF in Idlib.
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