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Syria: Army breaks Islamic State siege of airbase

  • Syrian government forces have broken a siege by Islamic State militants of an airbase in north Syria, according to media reports.

    Army reinforcements bolstered the troops defending the Kuwairis airbase, and a large number of militants were reportedly killed in the operation.

    The Islamic State had laid siege to the base for close to two years.

    Meanwhile, more than 20 people have been killed when rebels fired shells in Latakia city, reports say.

     

     

    Tagged as: Syrian government forces, Islamic State militants, Syria, Kuwairis airbase, Latakia, world news