A cloth hangs on the Salah Al-Din neighbourhood frontline used for cover from snipers in Aleppo December 6, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo
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Syrian troops have repelled an attack by jihadis from ISIS on a key military airport in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, anti-regime activists said Sunday.The Observatory said more than 100 jihadis had been killed in fighting for the base since Wednesday, when they launched a bid to take the airport. Pro-regime forces also suffered heavy casualties, with some 59 troops killed, it said. Regime warplanes launched at least 11 strikes against ISIS targets in and around the city Sunday. The Observatory said three ISIS fighters were killed in the strikes. The Observatory said the army secured a fresh advance, taking the area of Breij northeast of the city and killing at least 24 rebels and jihadis.
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