BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has taken full control of Deir Hafer after Russian and Syrian sappers cleared the entire town of land mines and IEDs.

According to a military source in east Aleppo, the Syrian and Russian sappers entered Deir Hafer this morning, marking the first time pro-government forces have seen the town since they withdrew from the area in early 2013.

Since launching this phase of their East Aleppo offensive, the Syrian Arab Army has liberated more than 170 villages and two dozen hilltops.

With Deir Hafer fully under their control, the Syrian Arab Army has successfully secured the Kuweires Military Airport, eliminating the Islamic State threat.



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2017-03-24 22:09

Excellent news. I hope the news from Hama will enable Tiger Forces to return soon to continue the liberation of the area.

2017-03-24 20:33

Well done SAA! What’s the next target on the north front? Jirah airbase and Maskanah or maybe west Aleppo?
Haven’t heard about Desert Hawks for a while…..
Keep the faith and keep the fight!