On February 12, the Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF), supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces, made fresh gains in a battle against ISIS terrorists nourtheast of the Kweires Airbase in the Syrian province of Aleppo.
The villages of Mansourah and Khirbat Jahish were liberated by the army and the NDF after a swift advance according to pro-government sources. Following these gains, government troops continued to develop momentum in the area.
Earlier this week reports appeared that the Syrian army and the NDF would not enter the ISIS-stronghold of al-Bab after liberating the town of Tadif south of al-Bab. So, government forces will likely focus on clearing other parts of the eastern Aleppo countryside from terrorists.
An ISIS battle tank and an ISIS car bomb destroyed by governmnet troops in the eastern Aleppo countryside: