Syria regime battles jihadists for airbase: monitor

January 11, 2018

Members of Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies sit on top of a former Syrian army MiG-21 fighter jet at the Abu Duhur airbase in this September 9, 2015 file photo

Syrian regime forces were locked in a fierce battle Wednesday for an airbase in Idlib province after breaching the defences of jihadists at the strategic military facility, a monitor said.