On Sunday, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a large-scale offensive to capture the villages of Kafr Saghir and Babinnis from the Syrian Armed Forces near the strategic Sheikh Najjar Industrial District of Aleppo City.
ISIS began their assault by storming the village of Kafr Saghir in northeast Aleppo, resulting in the fierce a battle with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces soldiers.
Not long after launching their assault, ISIS was able to impose full control over Kafr Saghir, forcing the Syrian Arab Army and NDF to retreat to the 2nd Zone of the Sheikh Najjar Industrial District.
With Kafr Saghir captured to the south, ISIS shift their attention to the village of Babbinis, where they were confronted by a joint force of Syrian Arab Army and Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) soldiers.
Luckily, the Syrian Armed Forces were able to repel this ISIS infiltration attempt at Babinnis; however, the government forces were still cutoff from the Sheikh Najjar Industrial District’s 2nd Zone.
Once ISIS was repelled Babinnis, the Syrian Armed Forces launched their own counter-assault to recapture Kafr Saghir in order to secure the Industrial District.
So far, the Syrian Armed Forces were only able to reenter Kafr Saghir; they have not recaptured the village.