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    Syrian Army Drives Daesh Away From Strategic Air Base Near Aleppo

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    The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a major offensive to destroy Daesh strongholds in the villages surrounding the Kweiris (Kuweires) military airbase in the province of Aleppo, the Fars news agency reported.

    The SAA is said to have freed the village of Nejjarah, killing scores of militants and destroying military hardware in the operation. Damascus-led forces then launched rocket and artillery attacks against rebels in other villages located in the vicinity of the base.

    In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows warplanes inside the Kuweires air base, east of Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
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    This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA shows warplanes inside the Kuweires air base, east of Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    The Syrian Army, assisted by Russian warplanes, lifted the months-long siege of the Kuweires military airbase in a major offensive in November 2015.

    In addition, Damascus-led forces are credited with destroying Daesh command headquarters and killing scores of militants in the village of Tal Hatabat, located to the east of the provincial capital. They also targeted an ammunition depot in the Matar al-Nairab region and militant supply routes in the town of Khanasser.

    The SAA carried out operations in al-Lairmoun, Jami'at al-Zahra and the village of al-Mansoura, located to the west of Aleppo.

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