Syrian rebels storm military airport near Aleppo

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Syrian rebel fighters. File photo

ARA News

Aleppo, Syria – On Thursday, factions from the Syrian armed opposition stormed regime-held Mount Azzan in the southern countryside of Aleppo province, northern Syria, military sources reported. 

Speaking to ARA News, Hussein Salem, a fighter in al-Muhajirin and Ansar Army, said that several rebel brigades, including Noureddin Zanki, al-Muhajirin, Ansar and Ibn Taymiyyah battalions announced the start of an extended military operation against pro-Assad forces in the southern countryside of Aleppo.

The source pointed out that the Mount Azzan is of a strategic importance because of its location near the supply lines of regime forces south Aleppo. 

“Opposition forces make efforts to cut off those supply lines,” Salem said.

The attacks also reached Neirab military airport, which was exposed to heavy bombardment by opposition forces in an attempt to halt the movement of pro-Assad warplanes.

“Rebel fighters targeted the Neirab military airport with several Grad and Katyusha rockets on Thursday evening,” media activist Ali Hammad told ARA News in Aleppo. 

 

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News

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