The army soldiers engaged in fierce clashes with ISIL after liberating the town of al-Oweishiyeh and managed to take control of the al-Oweishiyeh hill Southeast of al-Bab, deploying forces in the nearest positions to the terrorist-held town.
A military source said meantime that with these advances the army men have now won control over terrorists’ movement from Tadif to the town and to Abu Jabar Kabir in the Eastern part of Aleppo province, deploying in nearest distance to the town of al-Bab and the first defense line of the terrorists in Tadif.
In relevant developments in the province on Thursday, the army continued its military operations in the Eastern part of Aleppo province, seizing back a large section of the Al-Bab-Aleppo highway.
The Syrian army troops managed to take control of 16 kilometers of Aleppo-Al-Bab highway from Tayareh village to al-Madyouneh farms.
The Syrian army troops also reclaimed an important village to the North of the Kuwaires Airbase after it was briefly seized by the ISIL terrorist group.
In response to the heavy attack on Rasm Al-Sarhan by ISIL late on Wednesday night, the army troops operating in the area conducted a tactical withdrawal from the village only to, within a matter of hours, launch a counter-attack.
The counter-attack proved successful as Syrian forces restored full control over Rasm Al-Sarhan after killing 20 ISIL terrorists, including the local commander who had planned the attack on the village.