Rumors swirled around Syria on Saturday that the Syrian government’s only supply route to the Aleppo Governorate was recaptured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies after they secured the integral village of Hammam in northeast Hama.

As it turns out; this was not the case, as the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham” (ISIS) enjoys full control over the Al-‘Azeeb Checkpoint that is located along the Sheikh Hilal-Ithriyah Road.

Despite the news about the government supply route still being cutoff, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” – in close coordination with Hezbollah, the Republican Guard, and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – were able to capture a number of points along the Sheikh Hilal-Ithriyah Road, leaving only the Al-‘Azeeb Checkpoint under ISIS control.

The Syrian Armed Forces are expected seize this last checkpoint in the coming hours, which will finally secure this important government supply route.

However, the Syrian Armed Forces will have to build a larger buffer-zone around this important supply route to the Aleppo Governorate, as it has been cutoff by ISIS at least 2 times in the last 5 months.

 

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Maureen Callahan
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Maureen Callahan

God bless Russia, Styria and the Kurds may victory be with you.

Tartus66
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Tartus66

Tomislav, you need large numbers of soldiers to sacrifice to keep doing as you have indicated and out in the open they are cut to pieces. It brings into question how many actual terrorists exist in Syria. One would suggest much less than 40.000 which is only enough to be a pain in the proverbial! They cannot last much longer thank goodness!

They have been ground into dust from a estimated original strength of 200.000 it is thought over 120.000 terrorists have perished on Syrian soil.

Tomislav Šipraga
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Tomislav Šipraga

Good thing is that ISIL has horrible commanders, instead of repeatedly sending fighters to useless fronts and achieving nothing (like Deir-Ezor for instance). If ISIL leadership was smarter they wouldn’t stop attacking the supply route in combination with attacks in east Aleppo.

Korrah
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Korrah

Their manpower and opportunities are limited too.

Marie-Helene Berglind
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Marie-Helene Berglind

Victory to the Syrian Army is inevitable.

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It will be that way for new. And there are a secret strike by #ISIS will take place soon.