IS Attacks Government Airbase in Eastern Syria

December 4, 2014 8:55 AM

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Syrian activists say Islamic State militants have launched an attack the last major Syrian military air base in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour.

The Local Coordination Committees activist collective and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights both reported the fighting for the airfield, which is just outside of the city of Deir el-Zour. Almost all of the surrounding province is under IS control.

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