Syrian planes target ISIS attack on air base

December 7, 2014 1:51 PM

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BEIRUT – Syrian government warplanes carried out at least eight strikes Sunday against Islamic State militants attacking a key military air base in eastern Syria, activists said.

The Islamic State group launched its assault on the sprawling air field just outside of the city of Deir el-Zour last week, touching off fighting that activists say has killed more than 150 people on both sides. For IS, seizing control of the base would eliminate the last significant government pres...

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