The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) appears rather exhausted along the east Aleppo front after losing almost 40km of territory to the Syrian Armed Forces in two weeks; however, this has not stopped them for trying to infiltrate into the Kuweires Military Airport one last time, despite their losses to the pro-government forces in the last few days.
On Thursday morning, ISIS charged the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) frontline defenses at the eastern gates of the Kuweires Military Airport, only to be repelled some two hours after launching their large-scale assault.
This flop was due in large part to the Russian Air Force’s relentless airstrikes on their positions, leaving many ISIS combatants dead and wounded, while also destroying several of their armored vehicles that were deployed for this specific attack on the Kuweries Military Airport.
According to a military source at the provincial capital of the Aleppo Governorate, the Syrian Armed Forces were successful in repelling the terrorist group’s assault, while sustaining very little casualties in the process.
Meanwhile, west of the Kuweires Military Airport, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Cheetah Forces” – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) – imposed full control over the town of Dakwaneh after intense firefights with ISIS over the last 72 hours in the Deir Hafer Plains.
In addition to their success at Dakwaneh, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to continue their advance into the strategic towns of Sheikh Ahmad and Judaydeh; however, they do not have full control over theses aforementioned towns, despite the premature claims of their capture.
The Syrian Armed Forces remain 4km away from the southwestern frontlines of the Kuweires Military Airport; if they capture Sheikh Ahmad, they will be less than 2 km away from lifting the two year long siege imposed by the terrorist group.