ISIL siege of Aleppo airbase 'broken by Syrian army'
Wednesday, 11 November 2015 - 16:10
Syrian forces have recaptured a northern military air base that had been besieged by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since 2013, Syria state media and a monitoring group have reported.
"Army and the armed forces eliminated large numbers of ISIL terrorists and make contact with the forces defending Kweires Airport in Aleppo's eastern countryside," the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) said on Tuesday.
SANA also reported that government forces recaptured several villages in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo.