At least 100 fighters killed in battle for besieged Syrian airbase

Published November 12th, 2015 - 12:58 GMT

A little over 24 hours of fighting in Syria's northern Aleppo province earlier this week left at least 100 soldiers and militants dead as pro-government forces broke through militant lines surrounding an airbase that had been besieged by Daesh for nearly two years, Reuters reported.

Speaking with Reuters, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said most of those killed in the fighting for Kweires airbase in Aleppo were Daesh militants, followed by Syrian government troops and their allies.

Kweires airbase had been besieged by Daesh militants for nearly two years. The breaking of the siege was the result of a major offensive launched by the Syrian government and its allies, backed by airstrikes from Russian warplanes.

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