Militants of Islamic State clash with pro-Assad forces near military airport in Aleppo


ARA News

Aleppo, Syria ــ On Wednesday, militant fighters of the Islamic State (IS/ISIS) gained control over the administrative office at the entrance of Kwairis Military Airport, east of the city of Aleppo in northern Syria, after targeting the entrance with three car bombs.

Military sources told ARA News that the clashes are still ongoing between IS insurgents and the Syrian regime army at the airport’s entrance, pointing out that the group also took over large areas of the airport after three bomb attacks. 

Speaking to ARA News in Aleppo, media activist Abu Omar al-Halabi said that the regime warplanes launched more than fifty airstrikes on the vicinity of the airport with guided missiles in order to stop the jihadists from entering the Kwairis Military Airport.

On the other hand, the rebel brigades of Abu Amara for Special Tasks and Noureddin Zanki announced in a statement that their fighters targeted locations of the pro-regime forces in the northern areas of the Rashideen district of Aleppo with homemade rockets, stressing that they have caused casualties in the ranks of Assad army there.

Since Wednesday morning, fierce clashes have continued in the vicinity of the village of Bashkoy in the northern countryside of Aleppo between rebels of the Abu Amara Brigade, the al-Muhajirin Army and the ash-Shamiya Front on the one hand, and the pro-regime forces on the other hand.

Activists confirmed to ARA News that the opposition factions were able to kill six soldiers of the pro-regime forces and destroy a regime-held “cannon (57)” with a missile.

The Syrian regime is trying to advance in the northern districts of Aleppo in an attempt to cut off the only opposition-held supply line. 


Reporting by: Taim al-Hur and Jiwan Saman

Source: ARA News

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