DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:20 P.M.) – On Tuesday evening, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) smashed through the Islamic State’s defensive line in eastern Aleppo and liberated three villages south of Jirah Airbase.
Led by the Tiger Forces, SAA assault units penetrated the Maskanah Plains and took control over the villages of Jarrah Saghir, Mahdoumah and Baylonah after extremely fierce clashes with ISIS insurgents over the past 48 hours. Volunteers of the Al-Baqir tribe also supported the advance.
According to field correspondent Ibrahim Joudeh, at least 20 jihadist militants were neutralized amid the advance. Further progress is underway as we speak.
With Suheil Al-Hassan in command on the east Aleppo frontier, the Tiger Forces are expected to strike southwards along Lake Assad and the Jabbul Lake, moving ever closer to the ISIS heartland of Raqqa.
A brand new picture of the SAA shock troops in the region can be found below: