Syria US-backed fighters take IS-held airport: spokesman

March 27, 2017

Fighters patrol a citadel on the edge of Lake Assad, behind the Tabqa dam west of Raqa, northern Syria, in a screengrab captured on March 5, 2017 from an AFPTV video filmed on February 26, 2017 (AFP Photo/)

Fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a US-backed Kurdish-Arab alliance, on Sunday seized a military airport from the Islamic State jihadist group in northern Syria, a spokesman said.