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On May 20, 2017, Smith drove his vehicle into the blockade at the air base's west gate, causing the car to go airborne before landing on the base.
Turkey, which hosts a major U.S. air base, has demanded that the Trump administration stop arming and training a Kurdish militia in northern Syria.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria, said Israel targeted the edges of a military air base, called T-4, in the Homs desert near Palmyra, where Iranian and Hezbollah forces are based alongside Syrian troops.
The Syrian army and its Iranian Shiite militias allies made a string of gains in the last week after capturing a major air base that brought them just 7.5 miles from Saraqeb, the first heavily populated city in Idlib within their reach.
Russian special forces are using an air base in western Egypt, just over Libya’s border, in an early sign of recent basing agreements between Russia and Egypt.
Also on Saturday, Syrian government forces and supporting militias retook a key air base in northwest Syria lost to rebels in 2015.
The regime is close to retaking a large air base and may press on to seize a strategic road running through Idlib and linking some of Syria’s biggest cities.
Protests are expected outside the air base, which was built on land taken from the Mapuche.
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: a place where military aircraft take off and land : a base of operations for military aircraft
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