Syria conflict: Islamist rebels seize key Idlib airbase

Syrian rebels linked to al-Qaeda have seized control of a key airbase in the north-western province of Idlib after a two-year siege, Syrian state TV says.

Abu al-Duhur airbase was the final regime position in the province, which is now held almost entirely by rebels.

The militants behind the attack are believed to be a coalition of Islamist groups, including the al-Nusra Front.