Syrian troops break two-year ISIL siege of northern airbase

Syrian government forces claim to have broken a two-year siege by ISIL militants on an airbase in the north of the country. A military source said the army had fought its way into Kweires airbase near Aleppo freeing hundreds of military personnel hold up inside since 2013.

Syrian government forces claim to have broken a two-year siege by ISIL militants on an airbase in the north of the country. A military source said the army had fought its way into Kweires airbase near Aleppo freeing hundreds of military personnel hold up inside since 2013.