The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL terrorists that had attacked several positions of the government forces in the village of Showaylikh to access air force academy, killing and wounding tens of them and destroying their vehicles.
The ISIL militants that suffered a heavy death toll in the battle pulled the remaining pockets of their forces back from the Southern side of Kuweires airbase.
In the meantime, Syrian fighter jets bombed ISIL’s positions in areas near Showaylikh and the road to Deir Hafer.
Earlier reports said today that the army troops continued to hit ISIL’s movements in Eastern Aleppo, inflicting a number of casualties on the terrorists.
The army’s artillery units shelled ISIL’s gatherings and movements in Showaylikh region near the air force academy in Eastern Aleppo, killing a number of militants and destroying their vehicles.
In the meantime, the army’s engineering units that are carrying out mop-up operation in the Eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city seized a bomb-laden vehicle of the terrorists with over two tons of explosives.