On Sunday morning, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) attempted to breach the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) frontline defenses for the sixth time this year at the Kuweires Military Airbase in the east Aleppo countryside.
The ISIS assault on the Kuweires Military Airbase was the largest attack by the terrorist group at this site and also their largest defeat to the Syrian Armed Forces since the recapture of Al-Hasakah City last month.
The assault began around 9 A.M. (Damascus Time), when over two hundred ISIS fighters stormed the southern and western flanks of the Kuweires Military Airbase with an estimated two dozen armored vehicles that included tanks and BMPs.
Unfortunately for the ISIS militants charging the airbase, they ran into a fierce line of resistance from the Syrian Armed Forces that proved unwilling to yield any ground to the terrorist group.
Dozens of ISIS fighters would charge the Kuweires Airbase right after one another, only to share the same fate as the previous militants that succumbed to the Syrian Armed Forces’ stiff defenses.
According to a military source, the Syrian Armed Forces killed over 60 enemy combatants and destroyed three T-55 tanks and eight armored vehicles that were mounted with a variety of anti-aircraft machine guns.
In addition to their successful defense against the wave of ISIS fighters charging the Kuweires Airbase, the Syrian Armed Forces launched their own counter-assault, reecapturing a number of sites to the south of the base, including a checkpoint that was under the terrorist group’s control for over eight months.