Syrian Army troops repelled ISIL's attacks on their positions near Kuweires airbase in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo city, leaving several militants dead and several more wounded, military sources said Wednesday.
"ISIL once again launched large-scale assault in the Eastern countryside of Aleppo and attacked the positions of government troops from the Northern side of the military airport," the sources said.
"The Syrian government forces fended off the attacks after a long night of fighting against the ISIL terrorists," the source said, adding that "the army soldiers killed at least 15 militants while the remaining pockets of them retreated from the battlefield."
Sources said on Tuesday that Syrian Army soldiers and popular forces engaged in tough street battles with Jeish al-Fatah terrorist coalition in the Eastern, Southern and Southwestern districts of Aleppo city, gaining the upper-hand over the militants with the air support of the Syrian and Russian aircraft.
"Syrian government forces stormed Jeish al-Fatah's positions in Housing Project 1070 near al-Hamdaniyeh district from different flanks to take back strategic positions there," the source said.
"Russian fighter jets, for their part, pounded Jeish al-Fatah's defense lines in project 1070 and Jam'iyat al-Mohandeseen neighborhood in the Western part of Aleppo city," they added.
"The Syrian warplanes also bombed terrorists' bases near the village of Qabtan al-Jabal in the Western countryside of Aleppo, destroying several vehicles of militants," the sources went on to say.
"Jeish al-Fatah's strongholds in the Southern districts of Aleppo in Sheikh Saeed also came under the Syrian air raids," they said, adding that militants sustained at least 23 casualties in the assault.
"Syrian soldier also clashed with Jeish al-Fatah in Suleiman al-Halabi in the Eastern part of Aleppo city and opened their way into one of the main buildings there," the sources added.