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Syria: Kurdish fighters capture Menagh airbase from militants - SOHR reports01:00

Syria: Kurdish fighters capture Menagh airbase from militants - SOHR reports

Syrian Arab Republic, Menagh
February 11, 2016 at 19:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

According to reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Menagh Military Airbase in the Aleppo Governorate, Thursday, after launching an offensive on the strategic location on Wednesday.

Anti-government forces, including jihadists from the Al-Nusra Front and the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) seized the airbase from the Syrian Armed Forces in 2013 after an eight month siege and have held the strategic location ever since.

The airbase is less than 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Aleppo where Syrian government soldiers are battling anti-Assad troops. The embattled city of Aleppo is divided into government-controlled areas and zones controlled by the opposition. On February 4, the Syrian Army and militias loyal to the Syrian government successfully lifted the siege by anti-government fighters on the towns of al-Zahraa and Nubl, marking the first major attack north of Aleppo by government forces since Russian air strikes began on September 30.

Footage courtesy: Hawar News Agency

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According to reports from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Kurdish fighters from the People's Protection Units (YPG) captured the Menagh Military Airbase in the Aleppo Governorate, Thursday, after launching an offensive on the strategic location on Wednesday.

Anti-government forces, including jihadists from the Al-Nusra Front and the so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) seized the airbase from the Syrian Armed Forces in 2013 after an eight month siege and have held the strategic location ever since.

The airbase is less than 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Aleppo where Syrian government soldiers are battling anti-Assad troops. The embattled city of Aleppo is divided into government-controlled areas and zones controlled by the opposition. On February 4, the Syrian Army and militias loyal to the Syrian government successfully lifted the siege by anti-government fighters on the towns of al-Zahraa and Nubl, marking the first major attack north of Aleppo by government forces since Russian air strikes began on September 30.

Footage courtesy: Hawar News Agency

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