Insurgents seize Syrian army base in Idlib province, monitoring group says

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Posted: May 19, 2015 9:21 AM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Insurgents seized a Syrian army base in Idlib province, a monitoring group said on Tuesday, expanding their grip in the northwestern part of the country.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Syrian troops withdrew from the Mastouma military base after heavy clashes with Islamist-led insurgents and headed towards the northern town of Ariha, one of the last government stronghold in the province.

(Reporting by Mariam Karouny Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)