Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) has deployed an advanced Russian-made T-90 main battle tank (MBT) for the ongoing operation against government forces in northern Hama.
The photo and video of the T-90 MBT opearated by militants originally appeared on March 21. It was the first time ever when Hayat Tahrir al-Sham used the T-90 MBT in offensive operations.
Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki captured a sophisticated Russian-made T-90 MBT on June 9, 2016. Then the group joined Hayat Tahrir al-Sham in 2017.
A video shows the T-90 MBT operated by Hayat Tahrir al-Sham: