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Syria rebels seize Al Qaeda base in Aleppo

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels seized control Wednesday of a hospital used as a headquarters by an al-Qaida affiliate in the northern city of Aleppo, part of a widening campaign against the extremist group in the country’s opposition-held north, activists said.

The capture of the hospital underscores the intensity of the rebel infighting that has raged for days between a consortium of Syrian rebel groups and their one-time allies, fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

A spokesman for the group vowed to crush the rebel groups attacking it.

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