The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

The regime forces are about 5 km northwest of Deir Hafer town after controlling 9 villages in the road between it and between al-Bab area

Aleppo Province, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that violent clashes are still taking place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian and non-Syrian nationalities against members of the “Islamic State” organization in the southeastern countryside of al-Bab city, where the regime forces managed to advance in the village Shwylikh, rising to 9, the number of villages controlled by the regime forces backed by Hezbollah’s elite during the past 72 hours, since the start of their offensive towards this area, and the villages are Rasm al-Kama, Rasm al-Kabir, Shwylikh, Abu Jabbar, Tijan, al-Maghara, Kherbet al-Jahsh, Mansoura and al-Jdaydeh, and by that the regime forces expand their control area east of Kweires airbase and the Air College which is under the control of the regime forces to about 4 km, also now they are about 5 kilometers northwest of Deir Hafer town which is under the control of the “Islamic State” organization, and the violent clashes were coincided with exchange of shelling between the regime forces and the organization, and confirmed information about casualties.