… from South Front
[ Editor’s Note: This was a Hail Mary pass by the Jihadis to take some pressure off the Aleppo front; more zealots thrown away as cannon fodder. Military airports in a combat zone are well defended by automatic weapons, including 50cal and twin 20mm cannons to engage light armor and mounted infantry trying to storm the base.
The usual target would be any planes on the ground which would have some impact on the air campaign, but I doubt that happened. What did is that there are a few less jihadis to torment the country this coming week… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … October 02, 2016 –
A number of bomb-laden suicide motorcycles of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group were targeted by the Syrian Army in the area between the Air Force Academy and Kuweires Airbase in eastern Aleppo on October 1.
At least 10 explosive-laden motorcycles were used by the IS in order to break through positions of the government forces near the Air Force Academy. However, the strong defense of Syrian soldiers, deployed in the region, stopped them. As result, scores of IS terrorists were killed and wounded, while survivors retreated from the battlefield.
Meanwhile, terrorist centers were struck by Syrian fighter jets in Anadan, Kafr Hamra and Maarit al-Artik in northern Aleppo. As result, terrorists’ armored and machinegun-equipped vehicles suffered heavy damage.
According to Friday’s reports, defense lines of the Jaish al-Fatah in the northern outskirts of Aleppo were heavily hit by the Syrian Army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) after the capture of the Handarat Palestinian Refugee Camp and the al-Kandi Hospital.
As witnesses said, the Syrian government forces targeted strongholds of the terrorist group in al-Meidan square, Tal al-Ahmar, al-Shaqif and al-Jandoul, and ‘hurled’ terrorists behind their position. At the same time, Syrian soldiers fortified their position near the al-Kandi hospital.