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The ISIL terrorist group has kidnapped a large number of civilians from Aleppo countryside and is using them as human shields against Syrian-Russian airstrikes near the strategic Kuweires airbase, local sources said on Monday, Fars News Agency reports.
The sources said that the ISIL has taken residents of a nearby area hostage and blocked civilians exit path to discourage the Syrian and Russian Air Forces from bombing their positions.
The same action happened last week when a terrorist group operating close to Damascus kidnapped Syrian Alawite civilians to use them as human shields against airstrikes, by publicly keeping them captive in metal cages.
A militant group opposed to the Syrian government took Alawite civilians and government soldiers hostage in cages to protect themselves against air strikes, according to reports from Ghouta, an area close to Damascus.
On Saturday, the Syrian army troops, the National Defense Forces (NDF) and the Lebanese Hezbollah forces, backed up by the Russian fighter jets, tightened noose around the ISIL terrorists near Sheikh Ahmad and its surrounding areas to lift over a two-year-long siege of the strategic Kuweires airbase.
The latest reports from the battlefield said that the government forces are very close to seize back full control over Sheikh Ahmad after killing tens of Takfiri terrorists.