20 jihadists killed in failed east Syria airport attack: monitor  

December 23, 2014 1:58 PM

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20 jihadists killed in failed east Syria airport attack: monitor  

BEIRUT: At least 20 Islamist State (IS) group members were killed in the second failed jihadist bid in a month to take over an air base in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said Sunday.

"The IS tried, starting late Saturday, to storm the air base. A total of 20 jihadists were killed in the attack, as well as two regime soldiers," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

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