In Syria , Islamic State (IS) fighters attacked a military airport in Tadmur town of Homs province early on Monday.

The skirmishes launched by Islamic State into the provinces of Homs, Hama and even Damascus pose a fresh challenge for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

According to state television, Syrian army killed nineteen Islamic State fighters on Monday in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, one of the insurgent group's strongholds.

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