On January 26, the ISIS terrorist group made a fierce attempt to cut off a supply line to the government held city of Aleppo near Khanaser. Initially ISIS units seized a few villages and even came close to cutting off the road, but pro-government forces, backed up by Russian warplanes, repelled the ISIS push and kept control over this vital supply line.
According to local sources, government forces are set to launch a counter-offensive in the area as soon as they regroup and gain reinforcements.
The ISIS attack was an attempt to ease military pressure which the terrorist group faces near al-Bab.
Government troops liberated another village – Madiuna – southeast of the ISIS stronghold.