VIDEO: Kurdish Forces Recapture the Menagh Air Base

Fri Feb 12, 2016 16:18:56

Kurdish forces Recapture the Menagh Air base near Aleppo, show off ammunition Seized.

The battle, supported by Russian air strikes, eventually saw the capture of Menagh military air base from ISIS on Wednesday (10 February). "With the defeat at Menagh, ISIS lost the only military airport they held in Aleppo province," Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told AFP news agency.

VIDEO Kurdish forces recapture the Mengh Air base

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Syria government forces lost control of Menagh in August 2013. It is hoped the air base will give YPG forces a launching pad for further offensives against enemy fighters in the east of the conflict-ridden country, Rahman said.

The advance comes after days of fierce fighting that saw the YPG launch assaults from the Kurdish stronghold of Afrin, north of Syria's largest city of Aleppo. It took a series of villages before reaching Menagh.




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