On June 3, militants of the al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room targeted a battle tank of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the government-held town of Kafr Nabil in the southern countryside of Idlib.
The battle tank was reportedly hit with an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Opposition activists claimed that the tank’s crew were killed or wounded.
The al-Fateh al-Mubeen Operations Room includes al-Qaeda groups and Turkish-backed factions. The military coalition is led by al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS).
This was not the first such attack. On April 30, al-Fateh al-Mubeen militants targeted a battle tank of the SAA near Kafr Nabil with an ATGM. On May 21, the militants again used an ATGM to target a battle tank of the SAA in the al-Turkmen Mount in the northern countryside of Lattakia.
These attacks are a blatant violation of the ceasefire in the Greater Idlib region, which was brokered by Russia and Turkey more than a year ago. The SAA and its allies, namely the Russian Aerospace Forces, will not likely let these violations go unpunished.
HTS is responsible for most of the recent provocations in Greater Idlib. In spite of its destructive role, attempts to whitewash the terrorist group are still ongoing in the West.
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