For the last two years, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers inside the Kuweires Military Airport have been under a brutal siege perpetrated by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS); this has left the pro-government forces with a shortage of provisions and hope, as the aforementioned terrorist group has repeatedly attempted to break into this airbase from almost every flank.

With mounting pressure from the civilian population, the Syrian Arab Army’s Central Command has decided to dedicate the resources needed to lift this siege and free the soldiers trapped inside the base.

However, this operation to lift the siege on the Kuweires Military Airport would not be an easy task for the Syrian Armed Forces due to the terrorist group being heavily entrenched around the Deir Hafer Plains of the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside – enter the Russian Air Force.

The Russian Air Force has been godsend for the Syrian Arab Army soldiers trapped inside the Kuweires Military Airport, as they continuously provide air cover and protection against any assault from the ISIS militants surrounding the base.

On Wednesday night, the Syrian Arab Army soldiers inside the Kuweires Military Airport struck back against the terrorist group by cutting off the imperative Aleppo-Raqqa Highway to the south of the airbase, leaving the ISIS militants entrenched at the Thermal Plant without a necessary supply route.

The Thermal Plant is one of the most important locations for the terrorist group in the western countryside of the Deir Hafer Plains, as it is strategically located on all the roads leading to ISIS’ frontline positions against the Syrian Armed Forces in east Aleppo.

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Adding to ISIS’ plight in east Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces recaptured the town of Na’am and its imperative hilltop after intense firefights on Wednesday morning.

 

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