Over the last 24 hours in the Aleppo Governorate’s southern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s 43rd, 82nd, and 155th Brigades of the 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with Hezbollah, Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary), and the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City – have captured and reclaimed several villages from the Islamist rebels of Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group), Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham after a day filled with violent firefights.

On Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division and their allies advanced towards the Islamist rebels main supply route along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway (M-5 Highway), capturing the villages of Zeitan and Al-Qa’layjiyah after Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki retreated towards the strategic town of Al-Zorba.

Following the capture of Zeitan and Al-Qa’layjiyah near the strategic towns of Al-Zorba and Khan Touman, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division and their allies imposed full control over the contested villages of Khalsah and Al-Hamra; this powerful assault resulted in the death of several enemy combatants and the capture of 4 fighters from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Jabhat Al-Nusra.

With the capture of the aforementioned villages, the Syrian Armed Forces and their allies are now in position to strike the town of Al-Zorba along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway; this leaves the Islamist rebels in a dire position to protect their main supply route to the provincial capital of the Aleppo Governorate.

However, before the Syrian Armed Forces launch a large-scale assault on Al-Zorba, they will need to secure the village of Burnah, which is situated directly north of Tal Al-‘Eiss – Hezbollah and the SAA’s 43rd Brigade control 80 percent of the village.

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