On March 18, pro-government forces reached the ISIS-held city of Deir Hafer in the Syrian province of Aleppo. Government troops liberated the Um Al-Murra village, the Al-Murra hill and got a fire control over the southern part of the city.
Syrian army forward detachments also engaged ISIS terrorists in Deir Hafer’s southern. An intense clashes are ongoing in the village of al-Aamidiyah directly north of Deir Hafer.
If government forces, led by the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces, are able to secure al-Aamidiyah, they will likely attempt to develop momentum and to enter the western part of Deir Hafer.
At the same time, government firces will advance on Jannat al-Salamah and Tell Akovlah in order to further encricle the ISIS-held town.
The control over Tell Akovlah will allow government troops to cut off the road heading at the western countryside of the ISIS stronghold. This will lead to a rapid collapse of the ISIS defenses in the area.