The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Tiger Forces have proven worthy of their reputation in recent weeks as their commander-in-chief Suheil al-Hassan has led his seasoned assault troops to liberate 8 villages from the Islamic State.

At 2:17 in the must-see video above, a military helicopter can be seen hovering above the battlefield. In fact, this was none other than Colonel Suheil al-Hassan himself, commanding his legendary troops from the frontline.

While the SAA is pushing steadily through rural areas in eastern Aleppo, the Tiger Forces are now faced with the option of either intervening in the battle of Al-Bab or initiating a battle of their own for the Islamic State stronghold of Deir Hafer.

The Tiger Forces are considered the SAA’s most elite assault unit and are generously supplied with the newest military equipment. Meanwhile, the Republican Guard represents the SAA’s strongest defensive branch and is usually tasked accordingly.

For the latest Al-Masdar News map of eastern Aleppo, click here.

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Stern Daler
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Stern Daler
2017-02-19 03:04

Impressive advert of the Tiger Forces manpower and equipment in action.

Assad must stay
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Assad must stay
2017-02-19 10:37

Deir Hafer or Al Bab. Dilemn.
Al Bab mean to push Turkey out the area. Will Turkey release the bone ? That mean link with the kurds immediately and try to enter in a small path. Anyway SAA has to move to east for some km.
Deir Hafer taken, there is a big area to clean, that will also need a couple of days.

Wait and see.

William Brutton
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2017-02-19 03:18

Really impressive the great Syrian Army, tiger forces and exemplary colonel Al-Hassan leading his forces ???

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Nestor Arapa
2017-02-19 04:01

Bien por el avance, pero considero que no se debe dejar escapar vivos a los mercenarios, sería bueno mostrar videos y/o fotos de terroristas muertos..