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Syria: Russian Air Force helped Assad's troops break siege of Kweires airbase - Russian MoD01:57

Syria: Russian Air Force helped Assad's troops break siege of Kweires airbase - Russian MoD

Syrian Arab Republic, Hmeymim airbase
November 11, 2015 at 16:42 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major-General Igor Konashenkov confirmed on Wednesday that Syrian government forces had managed to break the blockade of the Kweires military airport in Aleppo Governorate which was under control of opposition militants. He added that they had done so with the help of Russian Air Force air strikes.

"I would like to note that as a result of the Russian airstrikes the Syrian government forces blocked the Kweires military airport in the Aleppo Governorate. This airport has been under control of the terrorists for more than two years," he said from the Hmeymim airbase near Latakia.

Konashenkov also confirmed that units of the Syrian opposition had cooperated with both the Syrian Arab Army and Russian Air Force groups in providing intelligence for the air strikes. Moreover, Konashenkov pointed out that "local irregular volunteers actively assisted" during the ground operation.

As a result of the offensive Syrian government forces with the help of local irregular forces defeated "more than 900 militants" near the village of Telmam in Aleppo Governorate, Konashenkov added.

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Russian Defence Ministry spokesperson Major-General Igor Konashenkov confirmed on Wednesday that Syrian government forces had managed to break the blockade of the Kweires military airport in Aleppo Governorate which was under control of opposition militants. He added that they had done so with the help of Russian Air Force air strikes.

"I would like to note that as a result of the Russian airstrikes the Syrian government forces blocked the Kweires military airport in the Aleppo Governorate. This airport has been under control of the terrorists for more than two years," he said from the Hmeymim airbase near Latakia.

Konashenkov also confirmed that units of the Syrian opposition had cooperated with both the Syrian Arab Army and Russian Air Force groups in providing intelligence for the air strikes. Moreover, Konashenkov pointed out that "local irregular volunteers actively assisted" during the ground operation.

As a result of the offensive Syrian government forces with the help of local irregular forces defeated "more than 900 militants" near the village of Telmam in Aleppo Governorate, Konashenkov added.

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