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Syria Says Repels Islamic State Militant Attack on Air Base

A Syrian military source said on Saturday that government forces had repelled an attack by Islamic State militants on an air base in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, one of the last remaining government stronghold in eastern Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Islamic State fighters broke into the Deir al-Zor (DeirEzzor) air base at dawn on Saturday but were forced to retreat. It said 119 fighters on both sides were killed. A Syrian security source,...

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