Syrian Army Repels ISIL Attack on Aleppo Airbase, Kills over 20 Terrorists
Military sources said that the Syrian army and National Defense Forces (NDF) repelled the ISIL Takfiri terrorists’ offensive to capture Kuwieres airbase in the Eastern part of Aleppo, and killed at least 21 of the fighters in their counter-attack operation.
The sources said that the terrorist group’s assault began on Friday morning, when an ISIL suicide bomber attempted to detonate his vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) – via his BMP – into the Kuweires airbase’s Southern guard post.
However, as the ISIL suicide bomber approached the Kuweires airbase, the Syrian soldiers opened fire and destroyed the BMP and killed the terrorist before he could reach his destination.
According to a military source in the Aleppo governorate, the Syrian Armed Forces defending the Kuweires airbase killed 21 enemy combatants from the ISIL, including Abdullah Zaid Hakim, Yousif Waleed Barakat, Iyad Hussein Al-Jawad, and Mohammad Fouad Khashab.
Finally, after near seven hours of non-stop fighting, the terrorist group withdrew their fighters from the Kuweires Military Airbase.