Monday, November 23

"Syrian Army Advances on Aleppo Province as Russia Provides Air Support"

Looks like the Syrian Army is getting ready to attack the last of the military bases still under Islamic State control.  From Sputnik, 08:53 local time - 23.11.2015:
In a separate development, the Russian Air Force warplanes bombed the ISIL-held Jirah Airbase in the eastern part of Aleppo province, killing dozens of militants.

According to sources, it was the first time since the beginning of the Russian air force's aerial operation against ISIL in Syria that the Islamic State positions inside and outside of the Jirah airbase came under the heavy bombardments by the Russian fighter jets.
Sources said that the Russian airstrikes on the Jirah airbase may pave the way for the Syrian army's massive ground operation aimed at liberating the third key airbase in the country after Kuweires and Marj al-Sultan airbases in Aleppo and Damascus provinces, respectively.
To return to the start of the report:
The past 24 hours have seen the Syrian army's ongoing advance on the Islamic State group in the province of Aleppo, where Syrian forces backed up by the Russian airstrikes, seized back a number of villages.
The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces, supported by the Russian and Syrian airstrikes, have managed to regain an array of villages from Islamic State militants in Aleppo province, where the jihadists suffered heavy losses, according to the Iranian news agency FARS.

A number of the ISIL militants' strongholds and ammunition depots in Shamer village and al-Bab city were reportedly destroyed by Syrian warplanes which left dozens of militants killed and wounded.

Also, the Syrian fighter jets launched a series of airstrikes on the militants' positions in the villages of Abu Jaloul, Jub al-Kaf and Tibeh in Aleppo, inflicting heavy losses on the jihadists.
Additionally, the Syrian bombers staged airstrikes against the ISIL Takfiri terrorists near Rasm al-Abd, Deir Hafer and Najara, leaving many of them dead or injured.

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