Sunday, March 26, 2017

Syrian Rebels Seize Control of IS-Held Airbase; Kurdish Fighters Advance to Control IS's Raqqa

U.S.-backed Syrian rebels say they have taken full control of a key airbase held by the Islamic State (IS) group near its stronghold of Raqqa, the BBC website reports today (March 26, 2017).

Talal Sello, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said they had seized Tabqa airport from militants.

It comes as the U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters advance to take control of Raqqa, IS's self-declared capital in Syria.

Earlier today, IS warned that the nearby Tabqa dam on the Euphrates river could soon collapse; however, there is no sign of a collapse, as the dam remains intact.

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