BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is on a roll, today, liberating a large chunk of territory in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by advancing southeast of the Tal Hassan Quarries, capturing two villages from the Islamic State (ISIL), including Jirah Kabir.
Following their advance this afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army stormed a number of small villages in the Maskanah Plain, killing and wounding several Islamic State terrorists.
According to a military source in east Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army captured the villages of Al-Khalidiyah, Al-Mazyounah, Umm Nasourah, Jubb ‘Ali, Khirbat Hassan, Attirah, Al-Nafiyah, Al-Sukkariyah, and Tal Hassan.
With today’s advance, the Syrian Arab Army is now within striking distance of the town of Maskanak for the first time in four years.