Syrian troops ‘break airbase siege’ imposed by Islamic State since 2013

Published: Tuesday 10th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Syrian government forces have broken a siege imposed by Islamic State on a military airbase since 2013, according to a state TV report.

It said government forces met with troops that were defending the Kweiras airbase in the northern province of Aleppo.

Syrian troops, backed by pro-government gunmen, launched a wide offensive to reach the base last month under the cover of Russian airstrikes.

Tuesday’s push is a major victory for the government against IS, which controls nearly half of Syria.

IS fighters have been besieging the nearly 1,000 soldiers inside the base since 2013.

Published: Tuesday 10th November 2015 by The News Editor

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