Kurdish forces seize the Mennagh Military Airport

The predominately Kurdish “People’s Protection Units” (YPG) – in close coordination with Jaysh Al-Thuwwar of the Syrian Democratic Forces – have established full control over the Mennagh Military Airport and 3 nearby villages after a 48 hour battle with the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Jabhat Al-Shamiyah, and the Free Syrian Army (FSA).

With Mennagh Military Airport under their control, the YPG and SDF are now in position to strike the imperative city of ‘Azaz, which is the location of the Islamist rebels last border-crossing into Turkey from the Aleppo Governorate.

More importantly for the Kurdish forces, if ‘Azaz is captured, they will be able to link the Afrin Canton with the aforementioned city and then possibly with the remaining northern Syria cities that stretch as far east as the Al-Hasakah Governorate.

http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/kurdish-forces-seize-the-mennagh-military-airport/

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