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Airport seized


AMMAN: US-backed local forces fighting Islamic State in Syria said they had taken full control of a former Syrian army airport near the city of Tabqa along the Euphrates River.

Earlier, Syrian Democratic Forces spokespers­on Talal Silo said its fighters had seized “60 to 70%” of the airport but were still engaged in intense clashes with the ultrahardl­ine militants inside the air base and on its outskirts.

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