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  • Islamic State Captures Major Air Base in Syria From Government

    08/24/2014 12:46:05 PM PDT · by Sparklite · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 24, 2014 | Sam Dagher
    The Base Was the Last Government-Held Outpost in a Province Dominated by Islamic State BEIRUT—The extremist group Islamic State captured a major air base in northeastern Syria, marking another strategic gain and an end to any presence of Syrian regime forces in the province of Raqqa. Several opposition activists based in the Raqqa area said Islamic State fighters were able to pierce the defenses of the Tabqa air base earlier Sunday and take it over. The capture came after fierce clashes with regime forces for five days at the gates of the military installation located near a town and a...
  • Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor

    08/24/2014 1:38:18 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    ) - Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 346 Islamic State fighters were killed and more than 170 members of government forces had died since Tuesday in the fight over Tabqa base, making it one of the deadliest confrontations between the two groups since the start of Syria's war.
  • Islamic State militants capture key Syrian air base - giving them open road to the sea

    08/24/2014 9:39:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/24/14 | Dan Bloom
    Islamic State militants capture key Syrian air base - giving them open road to the sea and massive store of weapons and ammunition. Islamic State militants have seized a major Syrian air base, wiping out the last government stronghold in a province dominated by jihadists. The extremists won a week-long battle today to capture the sprawling Tabqa base 25 miles from their stronghold in Raqqa, reportedly killing dozens of soldiers in the process. The base was reportedly one of the military's largest facilities in the region, with several warplane squadrons, helicopters, tanks, artillery and ammunition. Its capture is a huge...
  • Israeli planes strike Syrian military base, U.S. official says

    10/31/2013 1:25:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/31/13 | Barbara Starr
    (CNN) -- Israeli warplanes struck a military base near the Syrian port city of Latakia on Thursday, an Obama administration official told CNN. An explosion at a missile storage site in the area was widely reported in the Israeli press, but an attack has not been confirmed by the Israeli government. The target, according to the Obama administration official, was missiles and related equipment the Israelis felt might be transferred to the Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah. The official declined to be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information. When asked for comment, an Israel Defense Forces spokeswoman told...
  • Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

    10/31/2013 1:00:43 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 21 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10-31-2013 | YASSER OKBI
    Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad's Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack's target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles.
  • Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea

    10/31/2013 9:06:12 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 29 replies
    Reports: Syrian air base destroyed in missile attack from sea By YASSER OKBI LAST UPDATED: 10/31/2013 12:59 Unclear who is behind the attack on base located in stronghold of Assad's Alawites, but Syrian, Lebanese media accuse Israel; Channel 2 reports attack's target were S-125 surface-to-air missiles. A Syrian air defense base near the port city of Latakia was completely destroyed on Thursday morning in a missile attack from the sea, Arab media reported. According to reports emanating from the rebels seeking to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad, a large explosion occurred near the army base in Latakia on Wednesday night....