The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) large-scale offensive at the Kuweires Military Airport has produced little success for the militant group, as the soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) have forestalled any enemy advance past their defensive barriers, despite being outnumbered and encircled.
For five straight days, ISIS relentlessly charged the Kuweires Military Airbase’s defensive barriers at the southern and western flanks, attempting to infiltrate past the SAA’s positions in order to enter the encircled base in southeast Aleppo; however, the assault proved unsuccessful, as the entrenched soldiers successfully repelled all infiltration attempts by the enemy combatants.
According to a military source in the As-Safira District, the soldiers from the SAA reported that all barriers have been secured and that they have combed through the surrounding area around the Kuweires Military Airbase to eliminate any potential threat from the enemy combatants in nearby villages to the south of the base.
The source further added that the soldiers from the SAA entrenched at the Kuweires Military Airbase have reported the death of at least 80 enemy combatants from ISIS, including three field commanders from Chechnya and Libya that were killed on Wednesday and Thursday.
For now, the Kuweires Military Airbase is fully secured and under the control of the Syrian Armed Forces, with ISIS only firing mortar shells from a distance – the latter did not charge the base on Sunday.
The SAA did, however, shoot down another ISIS reconnaissance drone that was seen circling the Kuweires Airbase on Sunday; it is the fourth reconnaissance drone that has been downed by the Syrian Armed Forces.