The ISIS-held Jirah Military Airbase in the Syrian province of Aleppo is under a direct threat of encirclement from pro-government forces.
Since yesterday, al-Mashrafah, al-Kaysoumah and the important crossroad town of al-Mahdum. Thus, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) secured the western flank of the Jirah Military Airbase.
Now, the SAA and the NDF are advancing in the direction of Jarah Kabir, Atira, Duroubiyah Kabira and Mazyounat al-Humur. If these villages are captured by government forces, the main ISIS defense site in the area – the Jirah Military Airbase – will be encircled by government forces.
This will lead to an inevitable fall of the Jirah Military Airbase into the hands of the Syrian military.
On March 28, ISIS-linked media accounts reported that an ISIS suicide bombing had killed 9 Syrian military servicemen in the village of Zakiyah.