A damaged wall, part of the Menagh airport that is controlled by rebels, is seen in the Aleppo Countryside May 31, 2014. REUTERS/Hamid Khatib
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Kurdish fighters backed by Russian bombing raids have driven Syrian rebels from a former military air base near the border with Turkey, activists said Thursday.Rebel groups have been distracted by a major offensive in the area by the Syrian army and its Russian and other allies, allowing the Kurds to capture the base and expand their foothold in the north.Kurdish YPG militias have taken advantage of the rebels' preoccupation with fending off the Russian-backed Syrian army offensive launched last week in the northern Aleppo countryside to gain ground near an important border crossing with Turkey, the Syrian insurgents say.Other rebel fighters trapped by Kurdish forces to the west and Syrian army and allied militias advancing from the south, are now seeking to defend Tal Rifaat, heavily hit by Russian bombers in the last two days, the Observatory and a rebel source confirmed.Syrian troops are only a few kilometers from the town.
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