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Syria, IS Militants Battle Over Eastern Air Base

Syrian government warplanes, in repelling an attack on a key military air base in eastern Syria by Islamic State fighters, carried out at least eight airstrikes on Sunday against the militants, activists said. "Troops and pro-regime militia stopped the attack that Islamic State launched on the Deir Ezzor military airport," the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, adding that both sides suffered heavy losses in the fighting. The Islamic State group launched...

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