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Syrian Army Repulses ISIL’s Attack on Air Force Academy’s Surrounding Areas

3 February 2017 13:51


The Syrian army beat back a group of the ISIL terrorists who were planning to launch a heavy attack on the government troops’ positions in the surrounding areas of Air Force Academy in Aleppo province.

The Syrian army troops engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists who had targeted the government troops’ positions to the Northeast of air force academy.

The ISIL left behind a large number of casualties and losses as they were pushed back from their military positions.

At least 25 ISIL terrorists were killed and many more wounded in clashes with the Syrian army.

In a relevant development on Wednesday, the Syrian Air Force struck badly ISIL’s defense lines in regions to the Southeast of Kuweires Airbase, killing at least 30 terrorists and destroying their equipment, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

SOHR disclosed that over 30 ISIL terrorists were killed in the warplanes’ air raid in a region between South of Kuweires and West of the town of Deir Hafer.

In the meantime, the army troops continued attacks on ISIL’s last bases in Eastern Aleppo and could manage to advance against terrorists in regions near the towns of al-Bab and Deir Hafer, killing and wounding a number of terrorists.

The army soldiers also engaged in heavy fighting with terrorists near the village of al-Karin to liberate the village, cutting off terrorists’ supply road connecting al-Karin to Deir Hafer.

The army troops also stormed ISIL’s positions in the village of Showeilekh along the road connecting the Air Force Academy to a region near Deir Hafer.

The army men also hit ISIL’s positons in al-Bab region and decreased their distance to the terrorist-held town.

Konstantin Troyotsov, an analyst in the Eastern Studies Center affiliated to Russia’s Sciences Academy, said that the Syrian army from South and Southwest, Turkish army from North and Northwest and Kurdish groups form East have laid siege on ISIL-held al-Bab.

He further underlined that the Syrian Army has a real chance and opportunity to liberate al-Bab.

In relevant developments in the province on Tuesday, the army men targeted several convoys of ISIL vehicles on Raqqa-Maskanah road heading towards Deir Hafer, its Northern villages and towns and regions parallel to Kuweires Airbase in Eastern Aleppo, destroying the military columns.

The Syrian fighter jets and choppers also hit an ISIL military column on the road to the town of Rasm al-Imam coming from Maskanah, destroying the column and killing a very large group of ISIL’s suicide attackers, including their Saudi commander Abu Ma’ad and another commander, nom de guerre Abu Manif al-Jazrawi.

The army men also managed to destroy three vehicles of the ISIL in the town of Um al-Mari, killing all the terrorists on board.

The army’s missile and artillery units also targeted ISIL’s positions in Rasm al-Harmal, killing tens of terrorists.

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