Al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) showcased on January 16 heavy weapons which were recently seized from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
The terrorist group’s news network, Iba’a, claimed that HTS militants seized the weapons during their recent counter-attack in southeast Idlib. In the course of the attack, the militants recaptured the town of Abu Jurayf.
According to photos released by Iba’a, the seized weapons are:
- Four Fagot anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), along with two launchers;
- A KPV-14.5 14.5 mm heavy machine gun mounted on a KAMAZ-43114 truck;
- A UAZ-469 vehicle;
- Three AGS-17 30 mm grenade launchers.
Earlier, the army resumed its ground operations in southeast Idlib, capturing several towns, including Abu Jurayf. The army also launched a series of artillery and aerial strikes on militants’ positions around Aleppo city.
Pro-government sources speculate that the SAA may develop its attack in southeast Idlib and launch a new operation to secure Aleppo city in the upcoming days. Such a move could push HTS and its allies in Greater Idlib into complete collapse.