The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Forces have further advanced in the province of Aleppo, outflanking the ISIS stronghold of Maskana from the western direction. According to pro-government sources, the Tiger Forces have taken control over the villages of Hamedaia, Mestariha, Maza and Wasteh. The advance followed the liberation of Ras al-Ain, al-Haiet and the Maskana train station last weekend.
Thus, government forces continued clearing the eastern part of Aleppo province without launching a direct storm of Maskana. If the advance continues, the Tiger Forces will be able to reach the Ithriyah-Aleppo highway, the only government supply line to the Aleppo provincial capital and the border with the province of Raqqa after full encirclement of the ISIS stronghold.