The Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” (Qawat Al-Nimr) and their allies are on the move in the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside, capturing several villages that were once under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) inside the Al-Bab Plateau and the Deir Hafer Plains.
With the amount of territory the Tiger Forces and their allies have captured inside the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside in the last three months; it would require a substantial amount of military personnel to protect the roads and villages in order for the Syrian Arab Army to progress further along the ISIS frontier.
According to a senior officer from the Syrian Arab Army in Damascus, a fresh batch of recruits that just graduated from training camp in the Qalamoun Mountains (Al-Nabk and Dayr Attiyah) have been deployed to this front in order to fulfill the army’s recent manpower quota.
The source further added that the aggregated number of military personnel is in the thousands.
Most of these conscripted soldiers hail from the Syrian capital of Damascus, as well as the Syrian provinces of Al-Quneitra, Al-Sweida, and Homs.
The arrival of these reinforcements should free up several soldiers from the Tiger Forces and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) that are currently tasked with protecting the captured villages.