The Syrian Arab Army’s special operations division known as the “Tiger Forces” has continued their massive advance through the Aleppo Governorate’s eastern countryside, capturing more sites from the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) inside the Al-Bab Plateau.

Earlier today, the Tiger Forces – in close coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF), Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra (Desert Hawks Brigade), and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – imposed full control over the village of Rasm Al-Sirhan after a violent battle with the ISIS terrorists entrenched around this desolate area in the Aleppo Governorate.

According to a military source near the Kuweires Military Airport, the Tiger Forces and their allies had advanced to the village of Rasm Al-Sirhan after their successful campaign the day before in which they captured 4 villages from the ISIS terrorists situated to the south of Al-Bab city.

With the capture of Rasm Al-Sirhan today, the Tiger Forces and their allies have expanded their control over a large part of Al-Bab city’s southern flank; this will prove vital in the coming week as they target the town of ‘Aran, which is also situated to the south of Al-Bab.

Currently, violent firefights are taking place at the village of ‘Ayn Al-Jahesh and to the east of Rasm Al-Sirhan; it is very likely that the Tiger Forces continue to advance east of Al-Bab city in order to expand their territorial gains.

 

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Tapajyoti Bhandari
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Tapajyoti Bhandari

any explanation about the situation near Palmyra?? Personally that should be given priority for the oil is there and Syria needs its oil to develop- the army cannot afford to lose ground so quickly

Quentin Afrouk
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Quentin Afrouk

ISIS are trying to shift the Syrian Army attention away from this front to the Palmyra front, their tricks won’t work. Palmyra can wait it’s not urgent to take it back. Aleppo, Hama and Lattakia province are more important.

Joe H
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East Aleppo is also more important because ISIS is on the verge of collapsing in that region, which means one giant land-scramble between SDF/YPG, the Rebel units and the SAA. The SAA is more focused on creating a buffer in this region to prevent the expansion of rebels in this territory as possible flanking territory further to the East. The SDF/YPG are far more preferable in those territories as they are anti-Turkish (Majority of YPG with token tribal forces) and unwilling to cooperate with the mainline Islamist rebels and may even fight them. Thus they are also a useful buffer… Read more »