The Syrian army’s artillery is shelling ISIS positions at the village of Tadef in merely 3 km from the ISIS stronghold of al-Bab in the Syrian province of Aleppo. Artillery strikes against ISIS units were also reportd in the nearby village of Aran.
These developments indicate that government forces are likely going to retake these villages located south of the ISIS stronghold and to cut it off from the rest of the ISIS-controlled area in the province of Aleppo.
Last weekend, the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces liberated the villages of al-Brije, Sheikh Dan, Mushayrifa and Tuman south and southwest of al-Bab. Within two weeks, the Tiger Forces and the NDF had liberated over 25 villages in the area.