Suleyman the Magnificent

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A black flag, trademark of jihadists, is hoisted over one of the... News PhotoAleppo,Built Structure,City,Civil War,Conflict,Flag,Horizontal,Intellectual Property,Jihad,Kilometer,Suleyman the Magnificent,Syria,Syrian Civil War,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA black flag, trademark of jihadists, is hoisted over one of the buildings in the Sheikh Suleiman base, some 25 kilometres (15 miles) northwest of the city of Aleppo on December 9, 2012. Radical Islamist rebels seized large swathes of the Syrian military base, as they consolidated their control over territory in the north near the Turkish border, an AFP journalist said. Sheikh Suleiman sprawls over nearly 200 hectares (500 acres) of rocky hills. AFP PHOTO/HERVE BAR (Photo credit should read HERVE BAR/AFP/Getty Images)