The National Front for Liberation (NFL) destroyed on December 26 and 27 several vehicles and positions of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the southeastern Idlib countryside with anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs).
The Turkish-backed group released videos showing its fighters destroying a van, a T-55 battle tank as well as a BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) of the SAA near the towns of al-Tuh, Maysruni and Abu Jurf.
In two other videos, NFL fighters can be seen destroying two ATGM positions of the army in the towns of al-Tuh and Rab’a al-Jur. Several Syrian service members were killed in the strikes.
Earlier this year, the NFL joined the Turkish-sponsored Syrian National Army (SNA) and participated in the Turkish-led operation against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria.
Despite its growing cooperation with Turkey, the group maintained a presence in Greater Idlib, where its militants are supporting al-Qaeda-affiliated Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) as well as other terrorist groups. Despite this, Ankara still supports the NFL.