Syrian Arab Army (SAA) supported by the Russian and Syrian warplanes destroyed the terrorists’ positions and vehicles in South Aleppo and cut off the militants’ supply routes from Turkey. Separately, the Syrian forces have been clashing with terrorists of Jaish al-Fateh at the Eastern entrance of Al-Zerbeh in the Southern countryside of Aleppo.
Pro-government sources argue that the terrorist groups conducted a large-scale offensive near Tal al-Eis in the South Aleppo, but their attack was repelled by the SAA and its allies. The terrorist groups left behind over 22 dead members. The same reports argue that al-Nusra and its allies suffered heavy losses in military operations in the villages of Qarasi and Tal Bajer in the same region.
The loyalists forces successfully advanced in Douma city in the Damascus province. A least 12 terrorists were killed and injured. The Syrian forces destroyed a rocket launcher, mortar launcher and a stronghold of Jaish al-Islam in this operation. Also, clashes were observed in the village of Zabdin.
The Jund Al-Aqsa group, one more Syrian Al-Qaeda affilate, launched a massive offensive to capture several sites along the Aleppo-Damascus Highway that ultimately flows into the provincial capital of the Hama Governorate. Initially, the terrorists took control of Masasineh, Zaylan, Al-Buwaydah, and a number of checkpoints along the road to the nearby town of Souran.
But a large convoy of reinforcements from the Syrian government stronghold of Mhardeh arrived to help the SAA in Northern Hama. The reinforcements allowed the loyalists to launch and to recapture the village of Al-Buwaydah and Masasineh and other checkpoints along the road.