DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:50 P.M.) – An astonishing four T-72 tanks were watched from afar by Failaq Al-Rahman (Free Syrian Army branch) as its militants struck the front end of the convoy with a guided anti-tank missile, causing one of the armored vehicles to plunge into a nearby river.

According to a military source based in Damascus, the incident took place on Sunday afternoon and forced the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) tank crew to ‘abandon ship’ and leave the vehicle faceplanted in a small river in the embattled Ayn Tarma suburb.


Shortly after, three other SAA tanks moved in to cover the site, likely to allow infantry units and mechanics to mop-up the area and recover the partially damaged vehicle.

The SAA military source added that five of the FSA’s TOW crews have been killed in the Ayn Tarma suburb alone while some 400 insurgents have been killed or injured over the past 25 days alone across the eastern Damascus frontline.

Counter-insurgency efforts in the Ayn Tarma, Zamalka and Jobar suburbs in east Damascus are spearheaded by the 105th and 106th Brigades of the Republican Guards who are battling the FSA and its staunch ally Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), considered a tacit Al-Qaeda franchise group.

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Floriangeyer
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That’s bloody difficult tank country. I take my hat off to the SAA tankmen fighting there.

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It seems that the tank crew lost control after the impact of the missile, but the tank is not appreciated damaged.

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The terrorists safe heavens conveniently dubbed safe zones is starting to bear dividends for the terrorists. These Syrian Army and Air Force off limit zones are not only terror dens where terrorists can train and replenish their ranks but also staging posts for offensives against the government forces. By far this is the greatest mistake by Vladimir Putin in Syria and it truly risks destroying all that has been gained by both the Syrian and Russian forces since 2016. HTS can now attack the Syrian Arab Army in Idleb with impunity, ISIS can count on its HTS allies for counter… Read more »
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Let’s hope all these wahhabi apes will be dead soon.

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