Islamic State fighters have captured a major military airbase in north eastern Syria, according to the Associated Press. It eliminates the last government-held outpost in a province dominated by the extremist group, activists and state media said.
After several failed efforts to breach Tabqa air field located some 25 miles from the extremists' stronghold in Raqqa in recent days, Islamic State fighters managed to punch through and storm the air field, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said
"Some of the Syrian regime troops pulled out, and now the Islamic State is in full control of Tabqa," said Observatory director Rami Abdurrahman. "This makes Raqqa province the first to fully fall out of government hands."
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have emerged victorious in the battle for Mosul Dam, but the question is - what will their next move be?
An ITV News team at Mosul Dam was with victorious Kurdish Peshmerga fighters at the complex earlier today.
ITV News joined a Kurdish unit fighting Islamist militants near Irbil and found them using tanks from the 1950s and short on ammunition.