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Syrian Forces Raid ISIL Gathering East of Aleppo

19 December 2015 13:56


The Syrian Army alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF) stormed the ISIL terrorist group near the Air Force Academy in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo city, killed tens of them and destroyed their military vehicles, field sources said Saturday.

“The Syrian government forces had been previously informed by the intelligence sources about the presence of a group of the ISIL terrorists near the Air Forces Academy,” the sources said.

“The ISIL group was targeted by the pro-government forces in the early hours of this morning before the terrorists can carry out any attack on the academy,” the sources added.

“The army and its allies killed or wounded many militants and destroyed their military hardware in their offensive,” they said.

The Air Force Academy is located in the Southern part of the Kuweires Airbase and enjoys strategic importance for the government forces that are closely monitoring the militant groups’ movements in the region.

Military experts said that the ISIL tries hard to target the Kuweires airbase which has recently become operational.

Military sources announced on Tuesday that the strategic Kuweires airbase in the Eastern part of Aleppo province was ready to launch joint anti-terrorism operations with the Russian fleet.

The sources said that the first Syrian Air Force’s helicopter landed at the Kuweires Military Airport on Tuesday for the first time in nearly three years, marking the remarkable return of this large airbase that was under a brutal siege just three months ago.

Syrian State Television was at the scene when the Syrian chopper landed at the Kuweires Military Airport yesterday morning.

In November, the Syrian army, popular forces and Hezbollah forces, backed up by Syrian and Russian air force, lifted the two and a half-year-long siege of Kuweires military airbase after killing hundreds of ISIL terrorists.

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