BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) launched a counter-offensive in the southern countryside of Al-Bab on Monday, targeting the villages recently liberated by the Syrian Armed Forces.
However, their offensive would fail to achieve any gains, as they were forced to retreat from their attacking points after more than two hours of fighting around the village of Al-Madyounah.
According to a military source in Aleppo, the Syrian Arab Army killed more than 25 terrorist combatants during the Islamic State’s failed offensive on Monday, including a number of foreigners from Libya, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.
Following the Islamic State’s failed offensive, the Tiger Forces launched a counter-attack southeast of Al-Bab, striking the terrorist group’s defenses at the small village of Rasm Al-Surhan.
The Tiger Forces would liberate Rasm Al-Surhan after the remaining Islamic State terrorists withdrew to ‘Aran, which is the last village south of Al-Bab.