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Syrian Army Base Blocks Rebels Plans For Idlib Province

NPR | Feb. 28, 2013 4 a.m. | Updated: Feb. 28, 2013 8:33 a.m.

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Kelly McEvers

It’s thought that the province of Idlib in northern Syria might be the first to fall under the control of anti-government rebels. If that were to happen, Idlib, which borders Turkey, would become an unofficial buffer zone, where rebel fighters could regroup and aid workers could get help to the displaced. But one key government-controlled army base is standing in the way.

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