The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Tiger groups and Hezbollah’s elite with Russian artillery support expand their control in countryside of Deir Hafer east of Aleppo

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the violent clashes are still taking place between the regime forces and militiamen loyal to them of Syrian nationalities and the elite forces of the Lebanese Hezbollah against members of the “Islamic State” organization in the southwestern countryside of Deir Hafer town in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, where the regime forces managed to achieve a new advancement after 2 days of advancing and controlling the villages of Hmimeh Kabira and Hmimeh Sghireh, and the regime forces regained yesterday 4 villages: Tallat Ayoub, Hazzaza, Om Zlilah and al-Qareen, and the clashes were accompanied by tens of air and artillery strikes by the regime forces and the Russians and by the warplanes of the regime and the Russians on the organization’s areas and positions, no information about casualties yet in the ranks of both parties, while one of the photographers in filming crew was killed during the coverage of the clashes in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, where the organization targeted the area of their presence which killed the photographer, and information about the injury of others.