Syrian rebels shot down warplane, advance against pro-Assad forces in Aleppo


Syrian rebels fire a mortar towards regime forces stationed at Kwiriss airport in Al-Bab. Photo: AFP

ARA News

ALEPPO – Syrian rebels shot down a warplane for the pro-Assad air force near the Nairab military airport in Aleppo province in northern Syria, military sources reported on Tuesday.

The Nairab airport has been under a siege by rebel factions for more than a year.

Rebel fighters of al-Shamiya Front dropped an M6 warplane for the Syrian air force after taking off from Nairab military airport on Tuesday afternoon. 

This comes amid continues clashes between forces loyal to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups in Aleppo city and its countryside. 

Speaking to ARA News, spokesman of al-Shamiya Front Mustafa Sulaiman said their forces made new gains in the war-torn city.

“Our forces seized control of major parts of Hamdaniyah district after fierce clashes with pro-Assad militias,” Sulaiman said. 

At least fifteen regime soldiers were killed in the clashes, the source reported. 

“The Front also bombed pro-Assad security headquarters in Salahaddin neighborhood.”

The regime forces responded with dropping more than six barrel bombs on the rebel-held neighborhoods of Dahiya and Shekhan in Aleppo. More than ten civilians were reported dead.

Reporting by: Taim Khalil

Source: ARA News 

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