DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12: 10 A.M.) – The advance made earlier today by the government forces in the eastern countryside of Aleppo has been momentarily curbed as the Islamic State showed fierce resistance defending a key bastion.
Using anti-tank guided missiles, the terror group destroyed a tank, a BMP-1 and a machinegun-mounted vehicle for the government forces, thus forcing them to halt their offensive on the Jirrah airbase.
The Syrian Army lost several soldiers in the process.
Earlier today, the Army troops, backed by allied forces, attacked the last two villages located directly to the southwest of the airbase.
The government forces have resumed its east Aleppo offensive after it was suspended for over a month as a result of a massive assault launched by jihadi groups on northern Hama which necessitated the redeployment much of the troops.