The Destert Hakws Brigade (or Liwa Suqur al-Sahara), the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces and Hezbollah are playing a crucial role in the ongoing clashes in western Aleppo where the al-Nusra Front-led coalition, Jaish al-Fatah, seeks to break the government forces’ defenses and to lift the siege from the militant-controlled areas of the city.
The Desert Hawks Brigade and The Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard were in the al-Assad Neighborhood and in the Minyan area November 2 morning:
While the Tiger Forces and Hezbollah are widely known among the international audience, the Destert Hakws Brigade remains a dark horse of the Syrian war. Meanwhile, it’s one of the most capable units affilated with the Syrian Arab Army. It’s one of the formations that operate advanced T-90 main battle tanks, donated by Russia to the Syrian military.