The Syrian Arab Army’s 154th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division – alongside Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF), Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions), and Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) – have launched another assault to recapture the strategic town of Tal Al-‘Eiss after a failed attack on Sunday night.
According to the preliminary reports from the southern Aleppo front, Hezbollah is leading the charge to infiltrate the extremist rebel defenses at Tal Al-‘Eiss; however, the latter currently possesses the high ground at this hilltop village that overlooks the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5 Highway).
The Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) has already conducted several airstrikes over the extremist rebel defenses in Tal Al-‘Eiss, hitting a number of targets between the aforementioned town and the nearby village of Banes.
No gains have been reported by the pro-government forces as of yet, despite the intensity of the battle tonight; furthermore, they will need they will need to find a way to break-through the extremist rebel defenses because they are pinned down at the eastern flank.
The rebel forces are comprised of several factions, including Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Jund Al-Aqsa (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham (largest rebel group), Ajnad Al-Sham, and the Free Syrian Army’s “Division 13”.