It is all quiet on the eastern front of Aleppo as the hits keep coming for the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) in the Deir Hafer Plains, where the aforementioned terrorist group has lost its fourth village to the Syrian Armed Forces near the Kuweires Military Airport in the last 48 hours.
On Wednesday night, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions), Hezbollah, Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary), and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) – continued their advance in the Kuweires Military Airport’s western countryside, attacking ISIS’ frontline defenses at the village of ‘Arbeed after capturing its neighbor to the west (Jadidah village) earlier in the day.
Following a series of intense firefights with ISIS, the Syrian Armed Forces, Lebanese Resistance, and their allies imposed full control over the village of ‘Arbeed, killing over 20 enemy combatants from the terrorist group while also seizing a large cache of weapons; these weapons included RPGs, assault rifles, ammunition, and IED material.
With the capture of ‘Arbeed, the Syrian Armed Forces have expanded their buffer-zone around the western countryside of the Kuweires Military Airport; however, it should be noted that the eastern perimeter of the base is still in danger due to ISIS’ presence around the village of Rasm ‘Abboud.
The Syrian Arab Army’s Central Command currently has its eyes set on the strategic Thermal Station that is located 6km west of the Kuweires Military Airport; if captured, they will have ISIS surrounded along the western flank of the Deir Hafer Plains.