On Thursday afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division – in coordination with Hezbollah, the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City, the Al-Ba’ath Battalions, Harakat Al-Nujaba, Kataeb Hezbollah, and Firqa Fatayyemoun – launched a decisive assault on the strategic rebel stronghold of Al-Hadher, capturing the entire city within 2 hours of beginning their large-scale assault against the Islamist rebels of Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, the Syrian Al-Qaeda group “Jabhat Al-Nusra”, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham.
The Syrian Arab Army and their allies were able to seize the rebel stronghold of Al-Hadher after conducting several successful military operations this week, targeting the surrounding villages that border this imperative city in Aleppo’s southern countryside from its southern flank.
Following the capture of Al-Hadher, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division and their allies pushed further west towards the other rebel stronghold of Tal Eis, striking the Islamist rebels from Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham, Harakat Nouriddeen Al-Zinki, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sham at the eastern flank before entering this town that overlooks the strategic Damascus-Aleppo Highway.
According to preliminary battlefield reports from Tal Eis, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies have eized most of this town; however, the reports surfacing of its capture have been denied by direct sources on the ground with the Syrian Armed Forces.
If the Syrian Army and their allies seize Tal Eis, the Islamist rebels will be in serious trouble as not only do they lose another strategic town, but also, the obstruction of their primary supply route from the provincial capitals of the Idlib and Aleppo Governorates.