With the fall of Deir-Hafer, you can say that the Caliphate in the province of Aleppo suffered a complete defeat, losing all their key cities (Manbij, Dzharablus, al-Bab, al-Rai, Deir Hafir, Dabic).
Kuweires Airbase stood two and a half years of siege, the majority of the time while under full blockade. Theoretically, the base was under the control of government troops, but for more than half a year they could not use the helicopter, because the whole runway was exposed to fire of snipers, and the entire base was covered by mortars. The soldiers bit into this little piece of Syrian land and stayed. There was no hope. The base was cut off. Minimum ingredients, no drugs. This means, any serious injury and certain death. Either from blood loss or from infection.
One month ago, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Cheetah Forces” (Tiger Forces branch) began their arduous journey across the Deir Hafer Plains to lift the three year long siege imposed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) at the Kuweires Military Airport in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Cheetah Forces elite “Team 6 Brigade” – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – broke-through ISIS’ final line of defense at the east Kuweires village and military housing in order to liberate the remaining area and lift this brutal three year long siege.
Information has confirmed that the blockade of the air base Kuwayres has been broken. The siege breaking group was able to establish direct contact with the Kuwayres garrison that was cut off from the main forces for more than 2 years .
Overall, if you take a fall offensive in General, deblockading Kuwayres is the most significant success of the Syrian army in the last month and this success is of an operational nature.This can seriously affect the course of the battle for Aleppo, allowing Assad to establish stronger control over the situation around Aleppo.