On Friday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Cheetah Forces” (Tiger Forces branch) – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – continued their wide-scale offensive inside the Deir Hafer Plains of east Aleppo, capturing two imperative villages from the possession of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) after a series of intense firefights.
The Cheetah Forces began their assault at Jabboul after conceding this lake area to ISIS 10 days ago; however, this morning, the attack proved successful for the pro-government forces, as they took complete control of this strategic city located at the northern tip of Jabboul Lake in the southern countryside of the Deir Hafer Plains.
Following the capture of Jabboul City, the Cheetah Forces and their allies shifted their attention to the town of Judaydeh, where they were currently engagement in a fierce battle with ISIS for control of this large area located 8km southwest of the Kuweires Military Airport; however, once again, the Syrian Armed Forces were successful in this military endeavor, as they imposed full control over Judaydeh.
With Judaydeh and Jabboul City under their control, the Syrian Armed Forces now captured over 40km of territory from the terrorist group in the Deir Hafer Plain of east Aleppo, while ISIS continued to retreat towards the Al-Raqqa Governorate.
Despite the capture of Jabboul City and Judaydeh, the Syrian Armed Forces still remain 4km away from the Syrian Arab Army’s frontlines at the Kuweires Military Airport – the aforementioned airbase has been under a brutal two year long siege imposed by ISIS.