Syrian air base falls to rebels, troops exit: state TV

September 9, 2015 9:02 AM

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AMMAN Syrian troops have pulled out of a major air base in northwestern Syria, state television said on Wednesday, after a two-year siege by Islamist-led insurgents, increasing pressure on government-held coastal areas north of the capital.

A group monitoring the war said the Syrian military had been completely driven out of the northwestern province of Idlib after the fall of the base.

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