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Aleppo: Syrian Soldiers Fend off ISIL’s Offensive South of Kuweires Airbase

19 January 2017 12:40

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Syrian Army troops repelled ISIL’s attack in an area near the strategic Kuweires airbase East of Aleppo province, inflicting major losses on the terrorists.

The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with the ISIL after the terrorist group attacked government forces’ positons in a region near the Air Force Academy that lies on the Southern side of Kuweires airbase.

The strategic region that came under attack is located between al-Mahdoum and Deir Hafer town near the Air Force Academy.

ISIL suffered a heavy death toll and its military hardware sustained major losses in the failed attack.

ISIL lost 10 military vehicles in the raid.

Reports said earlier today that the army continued fierce military operations against the ISIL in the Eastern parts of Aleppo province and liberated several regions after retaking control of A’abad and al-Saffah villages.

Following heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists and killing and wounding tens of them, the army troops regained control of Afrin and al-Shahrour villages in the Eastern parts of Aleppo province.

The Syrian fighter jets also targeted ISIL’s positions in Deir Hafer and al-Bab towns and al-Amam village, inflicting casualties and damage on the terrorists.

According to a field source, the army started moving forward from the air force academy and Kuweires airbase towards the Eastern parts of the military bases in order to block the move of the raiding terrorists.

He added that the Syrian army units continued the operations in Eastern Aleppo from four directions.

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