The Syrian Arab Army’s elite special operations brigade known as the “Cheetah Forces” (Tiger Forces branch) – led by Colonel Shadi Isma’el and Colonel Lu’ayy Sleitan – have advanced deep into the heart of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) stronghold in the Deir Hafer Plains, capturing approximately 30km of territory from the terrorist group in a matter of two weeks.

On Sunday morning, the Cheetah Forces – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – advanced from the recently captured village of Al-Dakwaneh to the nearby towns of Al-Mufliseh and Tal Sab’een, where they were confronted by a large contingent of ISIS fighters that were protecting this territory along the Jabboul Lake in the Deir Hafer plains.

According to a military source from the Tiger Forces stationed inside the Al-Safeera District, the Cheetah Forces have successfully broken-through the terrorist group’s frontlines at the northern axis of Tal Sab’een, resulting in the pro-government forces entering the town and taking control of the southwestern farms after intense firefights with ISIS on Sunday.

In addition to their success at Tal Sab’een, the Cheetah Forces took the offensive against ISIS at Al-Mufliseh, where they also achieved a successful infiltration into this well-fortified town in the Deir Hafer Plains; however, unlike Tal Sab’een, the Syrian Armed Forces are still at the southern axis of Al-Mufliseh.

With approximately 30km of territory taken from ISIS inside the Deir Hafer Plains of the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside, the Syrian Armed Forces are less than 4km away from the strategic Thermal Plant along the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway.

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The Kuweires Military Airport has been under a brutal siege imposed by ISIS for the last two year; however, with the help from the Russian Air Force, the Syrian Armed Forces are closer than ever to lift this siege and free the soldiers trapped inside.

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