November 15, 2015

CONSEQUENCE VS SPECTACLE:

Two-Year ISIS Siege On Military Base Ends In Spectacular Fashion (Jonah Bennett, 11/11/2015, Daily Caller)

Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have recently broken through a two-year siege of an airbase in northern Syria by Islamic State militants.

After being holed up for two years, Syrian military personnel, numbered in the hundreds, finally gained their freedom at the Kweires airbase and could hardly contain their gratefulness. [...]

"Taking this airport back from siege means they can advance to ISIS areas," Rami Abdurrahman, head of London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, told CNN. "They can use it to shell areas around Aleppo."

Government forces killed "hundreds of ISIS terrorists and destroyed their dens and cells with all weapons inside," according to reports from the state news agency SANA. The operation to break the siege has been in the works for some time and was precipitated by a troop buildup in the region. Hezbollah fighters and Russian air strikes tipped the balance of power against ISIS forces.




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