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Syrian Army Expanding Buffer Zone against Terrorists’ Threats to Jarah Airbase in Aleppo



The Syrian Army troops, backed up by the country’s Air Force, continued their anti-ISIL operations around the newly-liberated Jarah airbase to stretch their chain of security around the military airport in Eastern Aleppo, informed sources said Sunday.

The sources said that the army soldiers continued to hit ISIL’s positons and managed to take control over the last hill overlooking the Jarah airbase.

They added that the army men, meantime, fortified their positions in the villages of Khirbet Aqleh, Jarah al-Kabirhe and Jarah al-Saqirah, advancing towards the rest of the villages that are still under ISIL’s control.

In the meantime, the warplanes pounded ISIL’s concentration centers in areas surrounding Jarah airbase and the town of Maskana, the sources reported, adding that other units of the army engaged in heavy fighting with ISIL near the recently-freed town of Deir Hafer.

In relevant developments in the province on Sunday, hundreds of ISIL terrorists deployed in Maskana region launched a large-scale operation to retake control over Jarah airbase liberated by the army soldiers on Saturday.

A military source said that after hours of fierce clashes in the region and in the villages of Jarah Kabireh and Jarah Saqireh the army men repelled ISIL’s attack.

The terrorists sustained a number of casualties in the failed attack.

The source said that ISIL’s defense lines collapsed after liberation of the Jarah airbase by the army.

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