X (tazi-morocco reports that the commander of Mennagh international airport has been killed today. A citizen journalist like tazi-morocco would gain nothing by making it up and stand to lose substantial credibility in short order if its not true.
Indirect confirmation that the rebels are making substantial progress at the base is suggested also by a Rozalyn Chomsky's claim that the 2nd military detachment has been liberated at the base.
If both are true, morale at the airport is likely to suffer a substantial blow which could further defection among remaining defenders. Prior to now, rebels reportedly possessed 60% of the base.
I understand this base is mainly loaded with military copters--Assad's most accurate tactical air weapon in terms of accuracy but a weapon in diminishing supply. Depending on their range, I'm not sure they can be evacuated to places like Latakia and Homs? Which nearby bases can they reach, though most are under attack?