Syria denies rebels claims they seized army airport in south

AMMAN - Syrian state television denied claims by rebels that they had taken over an army airport in southern Syria along the border with Jordan on Thursday.
A news flash said the army had so far repelled three attacks on the outskirts of the al-Thala airport which rebels had said they seized in a renewed offensive.
The loss of the airport would compound setbacks for President Bashar al Assad in the area after losing a nearby military base this week.
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