On June 10, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) Commandos destroyed two vehicles of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) on the al-Ankawi-Qalidin road in the al-Ghab Plain in the northwestern Hama countryside with two Kornet anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), according to the Syrian pro-opposition SMART news agency. The Commandos also targeted a van which attempted to evacuate the injured fighters with a third ATGM.
Syrian pro-opposition activists revealed that 12 fighters of the NFL’s 2nd Coastal Division were killed and many others were injured in the ATGM strikes.
The 2nd Coastal Division targeted two groups of the SAA with Fagot ATGMs in the northern Lattakia countryside on May 31, which resulted in the death of at least one SAA soldier. The SAA’s June 10 attack could be a punishment for the NFL group.
Local observers claim that that the SAA is using a newly supplied Kornet-EM ATGM with a range of up to 10km to hit targets on vital roads in the al-Ghab Plains and in the northern Lattakia countryside. However, these claims are yet to be confirmed.