Exclusive picture of the Desert Hawks Brigade in Palmyra on Wednesday

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The popular pro-government paramilitary group, Desert Hawks Brigade (Liwaa Suqour Al-Sahra), have withdrawn their forces from the ongoing east Hama offensive.

While several reasons have been given for their departure, a local source reports discontent with the other pro-government units as the primary reason.

The Desert Hawks were deployed for a short period of time to the eastern Hama front; they were supposed to lead the operation to liberate the Islamic State (ISIL) stronghold of ‘Uqayrbat, but this is now the objective of the 5th Corps.

According to another source, with the departure of the Desert Hawks, the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces may deploy to east Hama front, despite their ongoing offensive in southern Al-Raqqa.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

If only SAA was fully equipped like’em, it’d greatly reduce casualties!

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igybundy

But if they are uncooperative and wont work as a unit then all that fire power is useless.

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Cyriak Papasissis

They performed far below expectations , unequal to their fame , also during last year’s aborted attempt to reach Tabqa from Ithriya , when they were attacked by ”mistake” by the US AF. They showed that one cannot rely on them as an elite formation with superior spirit and motivation. Far too much they hide from danger , not risking to the extreme. If they were disbanded no-one would take notice. Maybe that should have happened , i.e. disband them and conscript them individually into regular SAA formations.

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Daeshbags Sux

I was not talking about firepower but body armours and protection.
Now look, Desert Hawks are not very cooperative with IS corpses, disruptive seems a better word :
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Chauhan Chauhan

Desert hawks was working for thier own benefit bcuz the owner has invested a lot in the oil in that area and they were working for to save that oil well instead of going towards all out war with isil . Desert hawks should be deployed in north of palmayra for defence only that is ok for them

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Amos Yee

That photo was taken months ago not on Wed.