ISIS storms air base in east Syria

December 6, 2014 2:49 PM

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ISIS storms air base in east Syria

BEIRUT: ISIS fighters stormed parts of a sprawling army air base Saturday in eastern Syria after days of clashes that killed dozens on both sides, activists said, while state media reported that the offensive was repelled.

The base, outside the city of Deir al-Zor, has been used by the government in the past months to launch air raids on areas held by the Islamic State group bordering Iraq.

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