As-Suwayda (Syria News) The Islamic State group announced, on Wednesday, destroying two warplanes belong to the Syrian regime in an attack launched on Khalhkalah Airbase, in the northern countryside of As-Suwayda.
The ISIS-owned Amaq news agency reported that the Islamic State militants destroyed two warplanes and six drones in Khalkhalah Airbase in the last few hours.
The Syrian regime did not comment on the ISIS attack, while a number of pro-regime media outlets stated that the attack was in fact an attempt to sneak into the airbase, but was foiled by the security forces.
Meanwhile, Enab Baladi news reported that eight members of the regime forces were killed in the attack, which was launched by ISIS at 1:00 am on the military airbase, while also added that the attack was launched from the eastern desert of As-Suwayda.
The Khalkhalah Airbase in As-Suwayda Province is one of the largest airbases in Syria, based on area. The airbase is surrounded by rugged desert hills, including Tel Asfar, Telul Salman and Telul Ashihab.
It is noteworthy that the attack only one week, after the Islamic State carried out several suicide attacks on the city of As-Suwayda, which resulted in the killing of more than 200 persons.