Minutes ago in the Aleppo Governorate’s southeastern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 555th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Liwaa Al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigade) – liberated several sites inside the Khanasser Plains after a violent battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) this morning.
According to a military source in the Aleppo Governorate, the Syrian Armed Forces imposed full control over Shabib, Kharbeel, ‘Akeel, Al-Qalay’at, and Sirada after advancing east from the Khanasser-Aleppo Road that was cutoff by ISIS just two weeks ago.
The Syrian Armed Forces have committed to widening their buffer-zone in order to avoid having ISIS or the extremist rebels from Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda group) and Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham cutoff the Syrian government’s only supply route to the Aleppo Governorate.
The successful military operations this morning marked the first time in nearly two weeks that the Syrian Armed Forces have taken the offensive against ISIS in the Aleppo Governorate’s southeastern countryside.
Much of the road is still susceptible to ISIS and extremist rebel attacks; however, these new military operations should help alleviate many of the issues plaguing the Syrian government when it comes to maintaining this roadway to the Aleppo Governorate.