Earlier this week, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) launched a large-scale offensive to cutoff the Syrian government’s only supply route to the Aleppo Governorate via the Khanasser Highway.
Initially, ISIS was able to capture over 10 sites from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Khanasser Plains, including 9 villages and 1 abandoned oil field that was not under the control of any party in southeast Aleppo.
However, the Syrian Armed Forces sent a massive wave of reinforcements to the Khanasser Plains on Saturday to help drive back the ISIS terrorists and reclaim their lost territory.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Armed Forces have already recaptured some of the territory they lost to ISIS; however, the Dabanah Oil Field is still under the control of the terrorist group.
The source added that ISIS is approximately 15 km east of the Khanasser Highway and no threat to the pedestrians using the roadway.