One day after losing Khanasser to the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS), the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces” and their allies have restored security to this strategic city after a violent battle with the terrorists that occupied this desert area in northern Syria.
According to the media coordinator for Liwaa Al-Quds (Jerusalem Brigade), the Syrian Armed Forces liberated Khanasser this morning after breaking through ISIS’ defenses at the southern perimeter of the city yesterday afternoon.
The source further added that the death toll for the Syrian Armed Forces since the start of this battle is 58; this number is made-up of 31 soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army’s 47th Regiment of the 11th Tank Division, 8 soldiers from Liwaa Al-Quds, 4 fighters from Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalion), 11 soldiers from the Tiger Forces/Republican Guard and 4 soldiers from the Syrian Air Defense.
ISIS’ death toll is currently unknown at the moment; however, they are expected to have a much higher casualty count, given the intense Russian bombardment these last 2 days.
In addition to recapturing Khanasser this morning, the Tiger Forces have also reportedly reentered the imperative village of Shillalah Al-Kabeera in the Khanasser Plains’ northern countryside after an intense battle with ISIS yesterday night.