Al Nusrah Front, al Qaeda’s official branch in the Levant, announced earlier today that the Abu Duhour airbase in the Idlib province of Syria has been completely “liberated.” Along with its jihadist allies, Al Nusrah had long contested the regime for control of the airbase.
Hours after declaring victory, Al Nusrah posted a series of photos and videos from the operation. Below are just some of the images published on Al Nusrah’s official Twitter feeds.
The first photos show captured regime MIG aircraft and helicopters. There is no indication at this point that airplanes or helicopters are operational:
The following two images show the regime fighters captured by Al Nusrah’s forces. The al Qaeda arm initially claimed that more than 60 fighters had been captured:
The remaining images below all show scenes from the fighting: