On Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions), and several Iraqi and Iranian paramilitary units – imposed full control over the village of Talaylat after the Islamist rebel fighters from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham recaptured this aforementioned site yesterday.
Following the recapture of Talaylat, the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance advanced to the strategic city of Al-Hadher, where they encountered very little resistance from the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham protecting the southern district.
According to a battlefield report from the National Defense Forces in Aleppo City, when the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance entered the southern district of Al-Hadher, they discovered a relatively empty city that appeared abandoned by its civilians, as the dilapidated buildings were all that remained of this battle zone.
Pictures of Al-Hadher’s southern district were released by the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division after they entered and secured several building blocks; however, the latter did not indicate how far into the city they advanced.
The battle for Al-Hadher will be an integral one for the Syrian Armed Forces and Lebanese Resistance due to this city’s proximity to the Aleppo-Damascus Highway and the ICARDA building in the Idlib Governorate that has now turned into a military base for Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham.