Images released by the newly-formed Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at (the Levant Liberation Board) showed that US-made state-of-the-art anti-tank TOW missiles have been used by terrorists in the war against the Syrian Army in Western Aleppo.
Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at released several images of continued missile attacks of Al-Nusra Front (recently renamed to Fatah al-Sham Front) on Syrian army positions in Western Aleppo, proving that the Al-Nusra that is the backbone of Tahrir al-Sham Haya’at has been targeting government force’s position by US-made anti-tank TOW missiles.
Experts studying the military operations in terrorist-held regions said Tahris al-Sham Hay’at has likely gained access to the TOW missiles after the Al-Nusra seized control over the arms depots of rival terrorists of Jeish al-Mojahedin in Western Aleppo.
Other experts meantime believe that the TOW missiles were part of the ammunition under the control of Nouralddeen al-Zinki Movement that has recently joined Tahrir al-Sham Hay’ayt.
Al-Zinki Movement had previously been using TOW missiles in its operations.
A commander of Al-Nusra disclosed in September that the United States provided the terror group with TOW anti-tank missiles, which they used against Syrian army and other targets in the war-hit country.
According the field commander, nom de guerre Abu Al Ezz, Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Israel and the United States provided the militant group with military advisers and experts in usage of satellites and rockets, reconnaissance and thermographic cameras, Sputnik reported.
“The United States supports the Syrian militant group, but not directly. They (Americans) support the countries, which support us. However, we are still not satisfied with this support. They should support us with sophisticated weapons,” the militant commander demanded.
He also claimed that the militants were winning some battles thanks to TOW missiles and revealed that they have received tanks from Libya via Turkey.
Al Ezz said in an interview with Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger newspaper that the Syrian army surpasses them only with the combat aircraft, missiles and missile launchers, claiming that they have taken control over some areas thanks to US TOW missiles, delivered to them directly.
Late in January, Al-Nusra Front and several militant groups declared forming a new coalition under the name of Tahrir Al-Sham Hay’at to narrow down widening rifts amongst their commanders and members.
The Al-Nusra Front, Nouralddeen al-Zinki Movement, Jeish al-Sonah, Jabhat Ansaraldeen and Liwa al-Haq announced that they would act under a united coalition named the Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.
The five merged terrorist groups act under the command of Abu Jaber Hashem al-Sheikh, who was one of the commanders of Ahrar al-Sham. The new coalition led by al-Sheikh is now fighting against Ahrar al-Sham, a rival terrorist group operating mainly in Northwestern Syria.
Al-Sheikh resigned from his post in Ahrar al-Sham after he was appointed as the commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.
A number of Ahrar al-Sham’s commanders, including the groups’ spokesman Abu Yusuf al-Mohajer, Hesam Salameh and Abu al-Fatah al-Farqali Mesri also joined the new coalition.
Terrorist groups’ websites claimed that Al-Nusra Commander Abu Mohammad al-Joulani will be the top commander of Tahrir al-Sham Hay’at.
Ahrar al-Sham rejected its affiliation to the new coalition, but websites close to the terrorist groups have disclosed that Ahrar al-Sham, Faylaq al-Sham, Jeish al-Izzah, Turkistani party and Liwa al-Tamkin will soon start a new front called Tahrir al-Syria Front.
Nusra terrorists have been attacking positions of other terrorist rivals across Northwestern Syria.