On Friday morning in the Aleppo Governorate’s southeastern countryside, the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” – backed by the Cheetah Forces “Team 3” and “Team 6”; the National Defense Forces (NDF); the Republican Guard; and Hezbollah – liberated 5 villages along the strategic Khanasser-Aleppo Road after a short battle with the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) inside the Khanasser Plains.
According to a military source from the Tiger Forces in southeast Aleppo, the Syrian Armed Forces imposed full control over Shilallah Al-Saghira, Mina’ya, and Jokhah after launching a powerful assault this morning from their positions at the nearby villages of Shilallah Al-Kabeera and Rasm Al-Nafal.
Only a small parcel of territory remains under ISIS’ control in the Khanasser Plains; however, these villages are likely to be captured by the Syrian Armed Forces in the coming hours as they continue to encircle the terrorist group’s final positions in southeastern Aleppo.
Currently, the Tiger Forces and their allies are storming the imperative village of Hawaz, which is located northeast of Khanasser; its capture would allow the Syrian Armed Forces to seize the last hilltops near the town of Raheeb.
In an attempt to deter the Syrian Armed Forces from the Khanasser Plains, ISIS launched another assault on the town of Hamman at the Hama-Aleppo axis; however, preliminary reports indicate that the attack has been repelled.