The army forces intensified operations to liberate Deir Hafer region and could retake full control of al-Sharimeh village and the nearby farms from the ISIL militants.
A military source said that tens of ISIL terrorists have fled the battleground in the region.
“Over 20 militants were killed during the army operations,” he added.
On Sunday, the army had expanded the range of its advances near Deir Hafer and won back control of several villages.
The army units engaged in heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists in Eastern Aleppo, and retook control of Ahmadiyeh village in the Northern parts of Deir Hafer.
They also seized back control of Um Tineh and al-Mabou’jeh in the Eastern and Western parts of Deir Hafer, respectively.
Also, on Saturday, the Syrian army continued military operations in Eastern Aleppo and regained control of all villages located to the South of Kuweires airbase.
The army forces seized back full control over the towns of Rasm al-Abd, Tal Ahmar and al-Asemiyeh to the South of Kuweires that are linked to Sabkhat al-Jaboul region in Eastern Aleppo after heavy clashes with the ISIL terrorists.
A military source also said that the Syrian soldiers laid siege on the strategic town of Deir Hafer from the Northern, Western and Southern directions after retaking control over the town of al-Harmal Southwest of Deir Hafer, adding that the ISIL has already lost the town in military terms.