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July 29, 2015 10:01 am

Syria’s Assad Loses More Territory to Islamist Rebels, Kurdish Militias

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Free Syrian Army rebels cleaning their AK47s in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: VOA News/WikiCommons.

Free Syrian Army rebels cleaning their AK47s in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: VOA News/WikiCommons.

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad lost more territory on Tuesday to Islamist insurgents and Kurdish militias, bolstering Turkey’s push to create a rebel-controlled buffer zone along the two countries’ shared border.

The most striking opposition gains came in northwest Syria along Turkey’s frontier, according to representatives for various rebel factions and opposition activists in the area.

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