BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) is having a rough day in east Aleppo, giving up several sites to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies near the strategic city of Deir Hafer.
According to Al-Masdar’s northern Syria correspondent, Yusha Yuseef, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” advanced north of the recently liberated village of Rasm Al-Hermel Al-Khabaz to strike nearby Rasm Al-Sheikh.
Not long after striking the southern perimeter of Rasm Al-Sheikh, the Syrian Arab Army broke-through the Islamic State’s front-lines and forced the latter to retreat southeast of the village.
As of 2:30 P.M. (Damascus Time), the Syrian Arab Army is in full control of two more villages located north of the Islamic State’s stronghold of Deir Hafer.
With their gains earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army has imposed fire control over Deir Hafer, as their forces have secured three axes around the city.