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Opposition fighters 'destroy helicopters' in a major attack on Syrian air force base

Last modified: 3 Nov 2012 21:16

Opposition fighters say they have destroyed helicopters in a major attack on Taftanaz air force base in northwest Syria. The base came under attack at dawn.

Internet video shows rebels firing mobile rocket launchers and heavy weapons. The Free Syrian army is also using tanks captured from government forces.  
 
Rebel sources are telling Al Jazeera they have surrounded the airbase. They say the Syrian army has retaliated by attacking rebel positions. More internet video shows scenes from the conflict around the airfield.