Moments ago, the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Tiger Forces imposed full control over the town of Tadef after heavy clashes with ISIS insurgents on Sunday morning.
Tadef is located just one kilometer south of Al-Bab, a city in eastern Aleppo which Turkish-backed forces captured on Friday.
SAA artillery units and the Syrian Air Force heavily bombarded Tadef over the past week, thus paving the way for the Tiger Forces’ infantry to infiltrate the town.
Tens of ISIS militants were killed during the clashes. According to Al-Masdar News field correspondent Yusha Yuseef, government forces are now dismantling mines inside Tadef.
Effectively, the Tiger Forces have captured 16 villages from ISIS in eastern Aleppo over the past five days.
Is is not immediately clear if the Tiger Forces will initiate an assault on Al-Bab although they have been given the green light to do so by the SAA’s Military High Command.
Breaking , Military Source to me
SAA Tiger Forces control Tadef , And Start Dismantle mines
— Yusha Yuseef 🇸🇾 (@MIG29_) February 26, 2017