Syrian Army troops and National Defense Forces ambushed Fatah al-Sham Front (the newly formed al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group previously known as the al-Nusra Front) in Southeastern Hama and found a number of US-made anti-tank missiles.
Dozens of Fatah al-Sham terrorists were killed and injured in an ambush conducted by the Syrian government forces in Western side of al-Salamiyah city, 33 km southwest of Hama, where the army and its popular allies seized considerable volume of arms, including US-made TOW anti-tank missiles.
The editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper said also on Tuesday that Turkey dispatched a large cargo of US-made weapons and equipment to the terrorists in Northern Syria.
“Turkey has supplied the terrorist groups, specially Fatah al-Sham, with a large amount of US and non-US made weapons,” Abdel Bari Atwan wrote in the Tuesday editorial of Rai al-Youm.
He described the move as one of the main elements helping the terrorists groups to make the recent advances in Eastern Aleppo, and said other important factors include surprise attacks by a large number of militants (9,000 terrorists from all parts of Syria participated in the operations), suicide attacks, using tens of bomb-loaded vehicles, terrorists’ disappointment after the army’s siege that has left them no way but to fight to death and the propaganda launched against the Syrian army and its allies by certain Arab media, specially the al-Jazeera.