Syriaâs commander-in-chief, Defense Minister Fahd Jassem Al-Freij visited yesterday Thaâla military airbase in the western outskirts of Sweida province.
Minister Al-Freij met a number of pilots, technicians and soldiers, praising their steadfastness against rebel attacks, conveying the Presidentâs appreciations for their sacrifices as well as heroic acts.
The officers and soldiers defending the airbase confirmed their âinvincible willâ to fend off the attackers âwhatever it takesâ.
Al-Freij was briefed on the combat actions that took place, as well as the plans developed to secure the base.
Thaâla airbase, located in western outskirts of Sweida, has been under attack for days by Daraa rebels led by Jabhet al-Nusra, before the Army troops backed by pro-government Druze fighters managed to drive rebel out for a few kilometers.