The militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) fired a capsule that contained a letter addressed to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) at the Kuweires Airbase, demanding their full surrender of the base and their weapons, along with their commitment to repentance for their infidelity to Islam and Allah.
For the soldiers at the Kuweires Airbase in the southeastern part of the Aleppo Governorate, they have committed to not surrendering the base to the militants to ISIS, despite being outnumbered and encircled; this has not deterred the soldiers entrenched at the base from carrying out an offensive from time-to-time.
Over the weekend, the soldiers at the Kuweires Airbase refused to call the phone numbers provided in the letter and as a result, ISIS stormed the village of Karkiz from the south, attempting to infiltrate the SAA’s positions before nightfall; this attack was foiled by the soldiers that were entrenched at the village, resulting in the death of at least two dozen enemy combatants.
On Monday, ISIS attempted to infiltrate into Karkiz for the second time in five days; however, their attack was foiled once again, as the Syrian Arab Air Force provided the imperative coverage for the soldiers protecting the small village directly south of Kuweires Airbase.
According to a military source in Aleppo, ISIS has sustained heavy casualties as a result of their multiple attacks, including a Tunisian field commander and a number of Chechen, Libyan, Saudi, Kuwaiti, and Malaysian militants.