The Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL) carried out a series of anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) strikes on Syrian Arab Army (SAA) vehicles in the period from March 14 to March 15.
The attacks targeted a truck armed with a 23mm gun, a battle tank, an ammo truck and a pick-up truck of the army around the town of al-Huwayz in the northwestern Hama countryside. Turkish-backed militants were likely trying to prevent the army from capturing the town. However, they failed.
The attacks’ videos show that NFL fighters used TOW, Kornet and Fagot ATGMs. U.S. supplied TOW and Fagot ATGMs to many groups in northern Syrian between 2014 and 2017, while the Kornet were likely captured from the SAA stocks, or even supplied by Turkey which bought the advanced anti-tank system from Russia in 2008.
The SAA suffered from measurable loses as a result of these ATGMs strikes. However, these attacks didn’t slow down the army’s ongoing advance in northwestern Hama.