Footage from the Tabqa airport, released from ISIS terrorists (outlawed in Russia) by SDF forces (“Syrian democratic forces”).


The air base is 45 kilometers west of Raqqa. It was captured by militants in August 2014 and is located next to the Turkish and Iraqi borders.


The Kurdish authorities hope that the release of an important airport will make the coalition planes less dependent on the Incirlik base in Turkey, which Ankara had previously threatened to close because of the cooperation of the US with the Kurds.




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