Islamic State moves west to attack Syrian army in Homs: monitor

March 23, 2015 10:44 AM

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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters attacked a military airport in Syria's Homs province on Monday as they pushed on with an offensive against government strongholds towards the west, a monitoring group said.

Skirmishes by Islamic State -- which is strongest in the northeast and east -- into the provinces of Hama, Homs and even Damascus pose a fresh challenge for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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