Al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front evacuates bases in northwest Syria

By REUTERS
September 24, 2014 14:54



BEIRUT - Al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, the Nusra Front, has evacuated its bases in populated parts of the Idlib countryside in northwest Syria after US-led forces carried out airstrikes on the group, some of its fighters said on Wednesday.

Another Syrian Islamist group, Ahrar al-Sham, has also ordered its followers to evacuate bases, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group said.

The Observatory confirmed the Nusra withdrawal.


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