27 Ramadan 1434 (August 5, 2013), troops of the Northern Directorate of the
Islamic State of Iraq and Sham began a decisive attack on the positions of
Assadites, anchored on the territory of an important strategic facility -
airport Minnag near Aleppo.
stronghold of the Assadites has been besieged by Mujahideen, according to
updated data, for over 8 months. Since three months ago, the siege has been
headed by Mujahideen from the Army of Emigrants of Supporters in coordination
with other units of Syrian Mujahideen.
Recently, Emir of the Army of Emigrants of
Supporters, Omar al-Chechen, was appointed to the post of the commander of the
Northern Directorate of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham. Most forces of the
Mujahideen in northern Syria came under his command.
in the morning at dawn on the 27th of Ramadan, the Mujahideen went to the final
assault. The first strike was a success. The assault group drove the
Assadites from their key positions in the buildings of military dormitories and
the radar tower.
The Assadites retreated to the outskirts of the
airport. After a short break, the Mujahideen attacked again on the evening of the
27th of Ramadan.
were trying to dig trenches for heavy equipment to take the positions, but at
that moment we attacked them", the Mujahideen website FiSyria quotes Abu Ibrahim,
one of the emirs of the assault group.
Assadites did not withstand the attack. A part of enemy elements fled in
the direction of Shiite villages. Their commanders took advantage of two
tank, remaining at their disposal, to break out from the besieged airport.
the assault, 4 Mujahideen martyred, including 2 from Dagestan. Later, a
cameraman of the FiSyria, who was also from Dagestan, died from his injuries.
the time when the airport was attacked, another major operation was carried in
the area of Kafr Hamra. The Mujahideen seized a high-rise building and
actually cut off the enemy, entrenched in concrete houses on the hill, from
their support lines.
Assadites and Shiite Hezbollah thugs were killed in action. Among the
Mujahideen, there were 5 martyrs (Insha'Allah), including 4 Mujahideen
from Chechnya, and 8 wounded.
sources say that during more than 8 months of fighting over the airport Minnag,
more than 300 Mujahideen martyred (Insha'Allah).
was the last stronghold of Assadites on the border with Turkey. Now the
whole territory north of Aleppo is under the control of the Mujahideen.