At least 41 killed in Syria IS attack

Source: Google images
Source: Google images
Source: Google images

Damascus: At least 41 people were killed in the past 24 hours in an attack carried out by Islamic State at a military airport in the Syrian province of Aleppo, a monitor group said on Monday.

The London-based NGO, Syrian Observatory of the Human Rights said that among the dead were 15 government troops, including 12 police officers, while 26 IS jihadists were also killed in the offensive launched on Sunday by IS to gain control of the airport.

SOHR said that the clashes were ongoing in the area.

IS proclaimed a caliphate in territories under its control in Syria and Iraq in June 2014.