Latest News Wires Islamic State militants capture major Syrian air base

Islamic State fighters captured the Tabqa airfield in northeastern Syria Sunday. The government had made significant investments in both weapons and manpower to try to hold onto the military base, making its fall a both a symbolic and a strategic blow.

By , Associated Press

Islamic State fighters captured a major military air base in northeastern Syria on Sunday, eliminating the last government-held outpost in a province otherwise dominated by the jihadi group, activists and state media said.