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Mexican authorities captured Zetas drug cartel leader Omar Trevino Wednesday, dealing a blow to the feared gang and giving the embattled government a second major arrest in a week. The suspect known as "Z-42" was detained by federal police and soldiers in San Pedro Garza Garcia, an upper-class suburb of the northern industrial city of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon state, two federal officials said. "This achievement took place without a single shot fired, with much precision, with precise intelligence work and with the participation of all the authorities," Nuevo Leon Governor Rodrigo Medina told reporters. Trevino, 41, took the helm of the Zetas after his brother, Miguel Angel Trevino, or "Z-40," was captured by marines in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas in July 2013.
Syrian rebels launched a fierce attack Wednesday on an intelligence headquarters in Aleppo, leaving at least 34 dead, days after the opposition rejected a UN ceasefire plan for the city. At least 20 members of regime security forces and 14 rebels were killed in a powerful blast and attack targeting air force intelligence offices in the west of Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The attack began with a huge blast from explosives in a tunnel near the intelligence building, the Observatory and a Syrian military source said. "Gunmen blew up a tunnel that they dug (into the regime-controlled sector) and then attacked the area surrounding the air force intelligence headquarters," the military source said.