BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:55 P.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State” (ISIL) launched a wide-scale offensive in the eastern countryside of Aleppo on Wednesday in order to disrupt the Syrian Arab Army’s upcoming offensive at the city of Deir Hafer.
ISIS began the offensive by sending hundreds of fighters in waves towards the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the village of Nasrallah; this would result in a violent battle that would last for several hours.
Despite being repeatedly repelled, the Islamic State’s command continued to send wave-after-wave of fighters towards the Syrian Army’s defenses.
Following the loss of more than 45+ terrorists (army estimate), the Islamic State finally withdrew from Nasrallah’s northeastern perimeter, leaving the Syrian Arab Army in full-control of this village located north of the strategic Kuweires Military Airport.
In addition to heavy loss of life, the Islamic State also lost more than 5 armored vehicles during this failed offensive on Wednesday, including two BMP tanks that were operated by their combatants near Kuweires.