Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase

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Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase
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Summary
Airport type Military
Owner Syrian Armed Forces
Operator Syrian Air Force
In use Unknown-present
Coordinates 35°43′58″N 37°06′06″E / 35.73278°N 37.10167°E / 35.73278; 37.10167Coordinates: 35°43′58″N 37°06′06″E / 35.73278°N 37.10167°E / 35.73278; 37.10167
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Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase is located in Syria
Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase
Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase
Location in Syria

Abu al-Duhur Military Airbase (sometimes spelled Abu ad-Duhur) is a major airbase of the Syrian Arab Air Force. The airbase is located about 5 km east of Abu al-Duhur, in Idlib Governorate. After surrounding the airbase for two years,[1] and killing at least 56 government soldiers in an early morning attack, the al-Nusra Front took control of the airbase in September 2015. A video showed a number of out-of-service fighter jets for several years [2] mostly pulled to the side of the aprons and rocket launchers.[3] On 20 January 2018, the Syrian army and allies recaptured the air base.[4]

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  1. ^ "How important is the loss of the Abu Duhur military airport for the Syrian army?". France24. 9 September 2015.
  2. ^ http://spioenkop.blogspot.it/2015/09/the-fall-of-abu-ad-duhor-airbase-civil.html
  3. ^ "Insurgent attack on Syrian airbase kills 56 soldiers". The Washington Post. Reuters. 11 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Breaking: Syrian Army seizes Abu Duhur airbase in east Idlib from Al-Qaeda: reports". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 20 January 2018.