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ISIL Assault Near Kuweires Airport Repulsed by Army Soldiers

22 September 2016 16:09

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The Syrian army units fended off an offensive by the ISIL terrorist group against their positions near Kuweires airbase 40 kilometers to the East of Aleppo city, killing and injuring at least 15 militants.

The ISIL launched a large-scale assault on the Northern outskirts of the Kuweires military airbase, targeting the Syrian army positions in village of Nasrallah, a military source said.

According to the source, the army forces managed to fend off the attack, inflicting heavy losses on the terrorists

The Syrian army troops killed and wounded at least 15 militants and destroyed their military vehicles, the source added.

In a relevant development earlier this week, the Syrian army soldiers repelled ISIL’s attacks on their positions South of Kuweires airbase, leaving at least 10 militants dead and several more wounded.

The ISIL terrorists failed to break through the government positions in Air Force Academy near the villages of Hazaza and Tal Maksour along the highway to Raqqa after facing the strong defense of Syrian army.

ISIL suffered 10 casualties and its arms, ammunition and machinegun-equipped vehicles were destroyed in the failed attacks.

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