Syrian regime forces on Tuesday broke a one-year siege by ISIS on Kweyris air base in Aleppo. File photo
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ALEPPO – Syrian regime army forces broke a siege imposed by militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) on a key military air base in Aleppo, a military source said on Tuesday.
The Kweyris air base, a major military base for Syrian regime troops in the northern province of Aleppo, has been under ISIS siege for more than a year.
Dozens of pro-regime forces broke into the air base after fiere battles with ISIS militants.
“We were finally able to break this barbaric siege on Kweyris airport,” a spokesman for the Syrian army told ARA News in Aleppo.
“Our forces bombed positions of the terrorists on the western side of the airport, before being able to lift the siege,” he said.
The source added that dozens of ISIS militants were killed in Tuesday’s operation.
Reporting by: Helin Saeed
Source: ARA News