Syrian government forces have managed to retake a military air base in the country’s northern province of Aleppo from ISIS Takfiri terrorists as they continue to score territorial gains against the extremists across the country.
The director of the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdel Rahman, said Syrian troopers could establish control over the small al-Jarrah Airport on Saturday after heavy fighting with ISIS militants.
“The majority of the extremists have withdrawn, and government forces are carrying out clearing operations in the airport and engaged in limited clashes with remaining terrorists,” he added.
A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, also confirmed the recapture of the base.
“The Syrian army has completed its capture of Jarrah Airport and a number of the surrounding villages,” he said.
The development came as government forces are advancing towards the town of Maskanah.