On Saturday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) started an operation to eliminate the remaining ISIS terrorists in villages in the eastern Aleppo countryside, east of Khanasir town. The SAA captured the villages of Atshana, Khribeh, Jab al-Ali, Hayat, Khanisar, Zabad, Drehem, Hakl Drehem, Aqil, Sardah, Hawaz, Qulika, Al-Touniyah, Hamidiya al-Sharkia, Hamidiya al-Gharbia, east and northeast of Khanasir. Yesterday, the SAA enncircled ISIS in these villages after liberating the Ithriyah-Resafa road.
On the other side, the besieged ISIS fighters launched an attack on SAA positions east of Khanasir. A VBIED attacked military positions of the SAA east of Khanasir.
ISIS fighters attacked several army points, but the SAA managed to repel the attack and killed most of the attackers. The SAA also managed to capture an ISIS tank.
In the eastern Hama countryside, the National Defense Forces and the SAA launched a limited operation and took control of the points Shahd 9 and Shahd 10 east of Sheikh Hilal village east of Salamieh, killing a number of ISIS militants. This operation is believed to be a part of the vast operation that will be launched by Syrian Army and the Desert Hawks Brigade soon in the eastern Hama countryside.