Fighters from the Nusra Front help a wounded man following a reported barrel bomb attack by government forces in the Al-Muasalat area in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Nov. 6, 2014. AFP PHOTO/AMC/FADI AL-HALABI
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Syrian rebels and Nusra Front fighters, 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.The rebel and Al-Qaeda advance came a day after regime air raids on a town held by ISIS in northeastern Syria killed 21 civilians and wounded 100, the Observatory said.While suffering consecutive defeats at the hands of the army elsewhere in Syria, the rebels and Al-Qaeda have been steadily advancing in Daraa province.Elsewhere in war-torn Syria, the Observatory said two rebel commanders and one from Al-Qaeda have been killed by unidentified gunmen in the northern province of Aleppo over the past three days.
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