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

AMMAN:Syrian troops have pulled out of a major air base in the northwestern Syria after a two-year siege by Islamist-led insurgents, Syrian state television said on Wednesday.

In a newsflash, it said the army garrison that had defended the military airport in the province of Idlib had evacuated the post.

The airport has been under a siege for almost two years by rebels who have captured most of the province.

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