BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 A.M.) – The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) had a rough night in east Aleppo, thanks in large-part to the Syrian Arab Army’s rocket battalion.
ISIS was attempting to reinforce the Al-Bab countryside from their positions in the Deir Hafer Plains, when the Syrian Arab Army’s rocket battalion caught the terrorist convoy heading through the village of Umm Al-Mari, south of Deir Hafer city.
According to a military source in east Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army’s rocket battalion scored a direct hit on 5 vehicles carrying Islamic State reinforcements, killing and wounding a large number of these militants.
Umm Al-Mari, which is located approximately 3km from the Syrian Army’s positions is located along an alternative supply road to the Islamic State’s front-lines in the Al-Bab Plateau.
Due to the Kurdish offensive near the Tabaqa Dam, the Islamic State has been forced to find an alternative supply route to their fighters in the eastern countryside of Aleppo; this is especially important near Al-Bab, where they are currently under attack by the Turkish Army.