Syrian government forces have reportedly seized the village of Jafrah west of the ISIS stronghold of Deir Hafer in the province of Aleppo.
Government troops advanced in the area earlier today and a fighting was ongoing in the area. Now reports appear that the village was captured by Syrian army troops.
If confirmed, the Syrian army and its allies has got a fire control over the only highway which links up Deir Hafer with the rest of the ISIS-held area in the province.
However, the control of Jafrah is not enough to keep the highway under the control in this point. Government troops will need to capture Abu Maqbarah As-Sagirah to cut off the road physically.