On March 19, government forces liberated Sharimah and Juni al-Salamah from ISIS terrorists south of the terrorist-held city of Deir Hafer in the Syrian province of Aleppo. Government troops, led by the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces, advanced in the direction of Aqulah and Qusayr and engaged ISIS forward units in the outskirts of these sites.
As SF predicted on March 18, the government advance purused the goal to reach Aqulah west of Deir Hafer and to cut off the main road linking the ISIS-held city with the rest of ISIS forces in the province.
Meanwhile, clashes continued in the village of al-Aamidiyah north of Deir Hafer. Government troops entered the area earlier this week but have not been able to fully retake it from ISIS terrorists yet.
On March 18, pro-government units got control of Um Al-Murra and the Al-Murra hill, imposing a fire control over the southern part of Deir Hafer.