Earlier today, Tiger Forces captured the village of Tanouza as government troops continue to defeat ISIS fighters in eastern Aleppo. Just yesterday, the Syrian Arab Army captured Afesh village while also advancing from newly liberated Wadiah. The main government push seems to be west from Kuweiris Airbase towards the city of Aleppo; meanwhile, sporadic clashes continue relentlessly a few miles from Deir Hafer and Al-Bab.
Regrettably from an Islamist perspective, local ISIS fighters witness themselves desperately trying to predict the next advance by Tiger Forces. Meanwhile, government troops find themselves in high morale as they continue to seize momentum while gradually passing through a collapsing Islamic State line of defence. Furthermore, local Syrian Arab Army commander-in-chief, General Suheil al-Hassan, has reportedly laid his eyes upon the strategic Aleppo Thermal Plant which use to deliver electricity to Aleppo city prior to the crisis.
According to a military source close to al-Masdar, the Syrian Arab Army does not intend to attack the ISIS strongholds of Deir Hafer and al-Bab just yet; rather, Tiger Forces are likely to focus manpower on reaching their comrades in Aleppo city while simultaneously encircling ISIS fighters who have continuously harassed the narrow government supply line that runs from Aleppo city through al-Safirah town and onto Kuweiris Airbase. Effectively, this strategy explains the government’s advances over the past week.