Rebels seize hospital holding 150 Syrian soldiers

BEIRUT (AFP) - Islamist rebels on Friday overran a hospital in north-west Syria where at least 150 regime forces and dozens of civilians were trapped for nearly a month, a monitor said.

Al-Nusra Front, which is Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, and other factions "have taken complete control of Jisr al-Shughur hospital," said Rami Abdel Rahman, who heads the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.