DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:15 P.M.) – On Monday at daybreak, an ISIS Inghimasi (special forces) unit attacked army forward positions near the Jabbul Lake in the eastern Aleppo, killing many government troops in the process.
According to Amaq Agency, 17 soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) were killed by a hit-and-run attack on the village of Kharaj Diyam, directly west of Jirah Airbase.
Several soldiers were reportedly killed while still sleeping in tents near the frontline. The death toll could not be independently verified by Al-Masdar News.
The SAA temporarily paused its eastern Aleppo counter-insurgency operations last week as a critical situation in northern Hama prompted the Syrian High Command to redeploy most of the elite Tiger Forces along with renown Major General Suheil Al-Hassan.