This image posted by the Raqqa Media Center shows fighters from the Islamic State group on top of a military vehicle with anti-aircraft guns in Raqqa, Syria, Thursday, Aug 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Raqqa Media Center)
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ISIS militants are setting their sights on seizing a military airport in Raqqa province after capturing the Brigade 93 Syrian army base overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Friday.The Observatory said that a number of soldiers fled Brigade 93, in the direction of either the Tabqa airport or nearby villages, as ISIS seized the facility.Some troops had already pulled out of Brigade 93 in July after ISIS captured Division 17, another base in the region, where at least 85 people were killed in fighting or summarily executed shortly afterward, the Britain-based, anti-regime monitor said.Separately, Syrian warplanes wounded an unknown number of ISIS militants and civilians when they targeted two sites in Tabqa, a labor union facility taken over by ISIS and used as a headquarters, and a building in another neighborhood, the Observatory said.
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