The seat for the Syrian representative is left unseated during the Arab Initiative follow-up committee at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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Syrian rebel groups allied with Al-Qaeda fought Wednesday to advance on a key military headquarters near President Bashar Assad's coastal heartland, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.The Islamist rebels, including fighters from Central Asia and Chechens as well as militants from Syria's Al-Qaeda branch, the Nusra Front, were pressing an advance on the village of Jureen, the Syrian Observatory said.Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said rebels had seized Bahsa village, less than 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from Jureen, in heavy fighting which cost the lives of 19 rebels, 17 pro-regime militiamen and five villagers.Assad's regime has been at war against different rebel groups for the past four years, in a conflict that has so far killed at least 230,000 people.
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