97 killed in Syria violence
Militants have taken 40 other soldiers prisoners while dozens more are missing.
In Syria , 97 people, including government soldiers and militants, have been killed in latest incidents of violence.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a coalition of pro-Al-Qaeda militants have killed 56 government soldiers after overrunning the regime's last base in Idlib province.
They have also taken forty other soldiers prisoners while dozens more are missing.
Meanwhile, 23 Islamic State militants and 18 government soldiers have been killed in clashes around a government-held air base near the city of Deir al-Zor.