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    Syrian Forces Foil Daesh Attack on Strategic Kweiris Airbase

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    Syrian forces repelled a Daesh attempt to take control over the strategic Kweiris airbase in the eastern part of Aleppo province.

    The attack began with suicide car bombs to retake al-Nejjarah village in the northern parts of the Kweiris airbase from the Syrian Army, FARS News reported.

    The army responded immediately and destroyed the car bombs before they reached the village.

    Then, the terrorists were forced to withdraw from the area after sustaining damage and some sporadic conflicts.

    Nejjarah village was cleared of militants earlier this week by the Syrian Army and popular forces.

    Last Sunday, the Syrian Air Force carried out airstrikes against Daesh positions in the village.

    The airstrikes destroyed militants’ weapons and ammunition depots as well as vehicles equipped with machine guns. An unspecified number of terrorists were also killed.

    In November 2015, the Syrian Army, popular forces, and Hezbollah forces backed by Russian airstrikes lifted a two-and-a-half-year long siege of the Kweiris military base, having killed hundreds of Daesh militants.

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