IS fighters seize Syria airbase
Fighters from Islamic State (IS) have taken control of a key Syrian government airbase, activists say.
The Tabqa airbase was the last remaining stronghold of Bashar al-Assad's government in Raqqa province.
State TV confirmed that government forces had evacuated the airbase.
Days of fighting there have reportedly killed hundreds on both sides, as Jim Muir reports.
25 Aug 2014
- From the section Middle East