Over the last four days, the Kuweires Military Airport front in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside has remained relatively quiet; however, this changed on Saturday morning, when the Syrian Arab Army’s “Cheetah Forces” restarted their large-scale assault inside the strategic town of Sheikh Ahmad in the Deir Hafer Plains.
According to a battlefield report from the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, the Syrian Arab Army’s Cheetah Forces – in coordination with the NDF and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – stormed the northern district of Sheikh Ahmad, striking the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) at the rural sector located east of the Aleppo-Baghdad Railway.
The fierce battle between ISIS and the Syrian Armed Forces for control of Sheikh Ahmad continued on Sunday morning, as the Cheetah Forces attempted to bypass the terrorist group’s defenses again; this assault was backed by the Russian Air Force’s powerful airstrikes that not only targeted ISIS’ positions at Sheikh Ahmad, but also, along the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway.
If the Syrian Army can take full control of Sheikh Ahmad from the ISIS militants, they will be in position to lift the two year long siege of the Kuweries Military Airport that was imposed by the terrorist group.
Currently, the Syrian Arab Army is approximately 2,500 meters away from the Kuweries Military Airport, despite not being in full control of Sheikh Ahmad.