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Jihadists vs. the Assad Regime: Syria's Rebel Advance

VICE News followed Syrian rebels, including al Qaeda faction Jabhat al Nusra, as they wrested control of the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour from government forces.

by VICE News
May 27 2015, 9:10am

In just a few short weeks, a newly-united rebel coalition has captured almost all of northwest Syria's Idlib province from government forces, overturning assumptions over the war's course, and threatening the regime's ability to defend its heartland.

VICE News filmmaker Salam Rizk secured rare access to the jihadist fighters at the spear tip of the battle for the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour.

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