The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces (NDF) have recently launched an offensive at the Deir Hafer Plains of east Aleppo in order to lift the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) two year long siege of the Kuweires Military Airport.
However, the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defense Forces have repeatedly halted their past offensives after the terrorist group redeployed a number of their fighters to quell the encroaching soldiers that were advancing along this volatile front in east Aleppo.
Recently, the Syrian Armed Forces have restarted their east Aleppo offensive, but this time, they are being assisted by both the Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) and the Russian Air Force.
As a result of this aerial support, the Syrian Armed Forces have been able to recapture the imperative hilltop of Tal Rayman, while also taking control of Al-Salihiyah; this aforementioned village was used by ISIS to launch repeated offensives near the Syrian Government’s main supply route along the Khanasser Highway.
In addition to their airstrikes, the Russian military advisors that oversee the Syrian Armed Forces’ operations in northern Syria have now taken complete command of the east Aleppo offensive to lift the siege of the Kuweires Military Airport.
Rumors have surfaced that the Russians plan to use the airfields at the Kuweires Military Airport as their future base in northern Syria; however, sources from the Syrian Arab Army were unable to confirm whether or not these rumors possessed any validity.