ISIS Prevents Civilians in East Aleppo from Fleeing as the Syrian Army Advances on the Kuweires Airport
Syrian Arab Army’s “Cheetah Forces” – in coordination with the National Defense Forces (NDF) of Aleppo City and Kataebat Al-Ba’ath (Al-Ba’ath Battalions) – continued their assault on the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham’s (ISIS) defensive positions inside the strategic town of Sheikh Ahmad, killing several enemy combatants from the terrorist group and destroying their weapons depot in the northern district.
The firefights between the Cheetah Forces and ISIS inside Sheikh Ahmad have recently intensified after the arrival of a tank battalion from the Syrian Arab Army’s “Tiger Forces”; this has provided the Cheetah Forces a boost on the ground against the terrorist group’s stiff defenses and Deir Hafer Plains’ rugged terrain.
Meanwhile, south of the Kuweires Military Airport, ISIS launched another assault on Jabboul, striking the National Defense Forces’ positions at the eastern perimeter of this imperative town; however, for the second time in four days, the terrorist group was routed by the Syrian Armed Forces before they could reenter Jabboul.
According to a battlefield report from the Tiger Forces in the Deir Hafer Plains, ISIS has blocked civilians from fleeing the area in an attempt to deter the Syrian and Russian Air Forces from striking their positions in east Aleppo.