DAMASCUS, SYRIA (04:15 PM) – After a long absence from the main battlefields in the Syrian Civil War, militant rebel group Faylaq Al-Sham, linked to the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), has shown up again in battle against the Syrian army.
In its first encounters with the Syrian armed forces since Faylaq Al-Sham deployed reinforcements to the frontline, the group allegedly lost four of its members on Thursday. Two of their fighters perished in the Rashideen 5 axis in West Aleppo, whereas the other two died in battle in the northern Hama/southern Idlib front.
Failaq al-Sham has been rather inactive since early 2017, after which it was mostly involved in combat with other rebel factions such as Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and the so-called Northern Brigade. After accusations from other militant groups that said that Faylaq al-Sham did not want to fight the Syrian government anymore however, the organisation redeployed to some of the main battlefields in the country.
On Thursday, Faylaq al-Sham released a video that showed them targeting a Syrian Arab Army tank in the Atshan town axis with a TOW missile, although the strike portrayed in the video missed its target completely.