The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Tiger Force liberated the village of Al-Sukariya located 3 km north of the town of Maskana in the eastern Aleppo countryside after fierce clashes with ISIS militants.
From its side, ISIS claimed that its fighters manged to destroy an SAA tank with an ATGM in the village of Albuajoz south of the Jirah military airport.
Moreover, the ISIS-linked news agency Amaq published photos of violent clashes in the vicinity of Fariaa village south of the Jirah military airport.
Amaq also published photos of Su-22 fighters of the Syrian Air Force and a Su-25 warplane of Russian Air Force that were providing a close air support to the SAA.
The SAA has so far managed to capture 500 square kilometers in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.
The SAA will likely continue its advance after capturing Maskana town until it reaches the area controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces near Tabqah town.
The SAA is also expected to launch a limited attack from the Al-Sha’er gas field towards the town of Athria in the northeastern Hama countryside aiming to secure the entire eastern Hama countryside and the strategic Shomriya mountains in the eastern Homs countryside, which witnessed very violent clashes between the SAA and ISIS during the past few days .