The battle for the air base Tiyas. 13.12.2016 | Colonel Cassad

Yesterday, during the day the Caliphate made several attacks on the airbase and was able to capture a few strongholds to the North of the airbase, but with the support of the Syrian aircraft and Russian helicopters, the Syrian infantry was able to repel the attack and hold the base. Today, the fighting continued, while in addition to the direct threats associated with attacks on the airbase, the enemy passes the airbase from the South, seeking to cut the communication between TECOM and al-Karathanos, taking the intersection to the South-West of Tiyasa. At 14 o’clock in the afternoon, fighting continued in the area of this intersection (the Caliphate claims that seized it, the Syrian sources have not confirmed). At the same time, there is activity of militants East of al-Qaryatayn.

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