The Tiger Forces are rolling through the eastern Aleppo countryside, where they are making a push towards two different ISIS strongholds that have relatively untouched since the terrorist group first seized them from their former allies in the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Jabhat Al-Nusra (Syrian Al-Qaeda group).
On Monday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s elite special operations division known as the “Tiger Forces” – in close coordination with Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade) and the National Defense Forces (NDF) – imposed full control over the village of Ayishah after a violent battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) inside the Al-Bab Plateau of east Aleppo.
However, following the capture of Ayishah, the Tiger Forces, the National Defense Forces, and Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra did not remain idle; instead, they decided to clear 4 small villages in the surrounding area in order to clear the path towards the ISIS stronghold of Al-Bab.
According to Shadi Hulwe of Syrian TV, the Tiger Forces were unable to identify the names of these villages due to their relative obscurity; however, they are now at the ‘Ayn Al-Jahesh axis, which leaves them only a few kilometers away from Al-Bab’s southern perimeter.
It appears the Tiger Forces are going to make a move towards the city of Al-Bab before they attack Deir Hafer, which is the gateway to the Raqqa Governorate’s western countryside.