Syria regime breaks ISIL siege of key Aleppo air base

Kweyris has been besieged by ISIL since spring 2014, but was surrounded by opposition groups before that

Syria regime breaks ISIL siege of key Aleppo air base

World Bulletin / News Desk

Syrian regime troops on Tuesday broke a more than year-long siege by the ISIL extremist group at a major military air base in the northern province of Aleppo.

A group of soldiers broke through ISIL lines west of the Kweyris airport and reached government troops inside the base said. 

Troops fired into the air in celebration, he said.

State television also reported the breakthrough and broadcast live from outside the airport, hailing the advance as a victory.

It said a "large number of ISIL terrorists" were killed. 

Kweyris has been besieged by ISIL since spring 2014, but was surrounded by opposition groups before that. 

ISIL fighters are still present in other areas around the base.

Last Mod: 10 Kasım 2015, 17:57
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