The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has launched a powerful assault on the Syrian government controlled city of Khanasser in the Hama Governorate’s northeastern countryside after successfully cutting off two separate supply routes over the last 48 hours.
According to the latest report from the city of Al-Salamiyah, ISIL conducted a VBIED (vehicle borne improvised explosive device) attack on a Syrian Army checkpoint outside the city of Khanasser; however, it was reportedly repelled before it could reach its intended destination.
Not long after the failed VBIED attack, ISIL began their assault on the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses at the strategic city of Khanasser, where they are currently deadlocked in a heated battle for control.
Earlier this morning, sources from the Tiger Forces confirmed that two separate contingents have been sent to the southeastern Aleppo front in order to help restore the Syrian government’s main supply route along the Khanasser-Aleppo Road.
Among the reinforcements was the Cheetah Forces “Team 3”; this special operations division of the Tiger Forces led the charge to lift the 3 year long siege of the Kuweires Military Airport in late November.
The next 24 hours will be crucial for the Syrian government forces; if they are unable to hold onto the strategic city of Khanasser, they will be in serious trouble.