The Syrian Arab Army’s “Cheetah Forces” (a branch of the Tiger Forces) is closer than ever to lifting the two year long siege imposed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) at the Kuweires Military Airport; however, it has been arduous journey for them and their allies, as they have encountered several obstacles along the way that have made their march to the airbase very difficult.
Despite have the superior airpower and weapons; it seems the closer the Syrian Arab Army’s Cheetah Forces get to the Kuweires Military Airport, the fiercer the resistance from ISIS gets inside the several villages surrounding the base.
On Monday morning, the battle for the strategic town of Sheikh Ahmad reached its critical stages, as the Syrian Arab Army’s Cheetah Forces – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – pushed past the terrorist group’s defenses at the southern district, causing panic among ISIS’ ranks.
With the town of Sheikh Ahmad on the line, ISIS decided to concentrate their forces attacking the Kuweries Military Airport to the aforementioned town in order to safeguard their buffer-zone and help drive back the soldiers from the Syrian Armed Forces that were attempting to bypass their last line of defense.
If the Syrian Armed Forces capture Sheikh Ahmad from ISIS’ possession in east Aleppo, they will be less than 2km away from Kuweires Military Airport’s frontlines that are located just north of the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway.